Seven the best amazing March events in Europe 2016
Fête du Citron, Lemon Festival 13rd February- 2nd March, Manton, Spain.
Lemon Festival is a unique event in the world which draws over 230,000 visitors every year. It involves over 300 professionals and requires around 145 tonnes of citrus. During the festival, the Biovès Gardens are clad with citrus fruit, forming temporary giant. Some can reach heights of 10 metres and more.Each year, the festival is organised on a given theme: Disney, Music of the World, Spain, etc. In the 2016, the 83rd edition pays tribute to Cinecittà, the Italian cinema of the 50s and 60s.
Starbierzeit, Strong Beer Festival 19th February-19th March, Munch, Germany.
Starbierzeit is little brother of Octoberfest. Spring beer festival is no crowded even half as Octoberfest and beer is twice as strong (above 7%) as its rival the autumn. You can still dance on the tables, singing and celebrate Bavarian culture.
Les Fallas de Valencia, 15th March-19th March, Valencia, Spain.
Festival is madly explosive carnival-fiesta combination that will blow your socks off. Las Fallas literally means “the fires” in Valencian. The focus of the fiesta is the creation and destruction of ninots (“puppets” or “dolls”), which are huge cardboard, wood, paper and plaster statues. 19th March is the day known as La Cremá (the burning). They turn off all the city lights and set fire to hundreds “Ninots” stuffed with fireworks.
St Patrick’s Festival 17th-20th March, Dublin, Ireland.
St Patrick’s Festival is cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Festival is national celebration of identity, arts and culture. You will see the very best of Irish and international talent and entertainment. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish.
Rouketopolemos, Church Rocket War 26th -27th March, Chios Island, Vrontados, Greece.
Every Easter, in the Greek village of Vrontados, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a “rocket war”. People on both firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church.
Semana Santa, 26th -27th March, Seville, Granada, Spain.
Strictly speaking this is a religious festival. In essence, Semana Santa involves the marching in procession of brotherhoods of the church and penitents, followed by elaborate floats on which sit 17th century images of the Virgin or Christ.
Scopio del carro, 27th March, Florence, Italy.
The Scoppio del Carro, or the “Explosion of the Cart”, dates back over 350 years. On the morning of Easter Sunday, the 9,1 meters tall antique cart, moves from the Porta al Prato to the Piazza del Duomo . The cart is filled with fireworks while a wire, stretching to the high altar inside the cathedral, is fitted with a mechanical dove (the “colombina”). The cardinal of Florence lights a fuse in the “colombina” with the Easter fire.