TIMPI Top Picks for March

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The daffodils are out, Mother’s Day is upon us and Easter is early this year. So, there’s lots of fantastic events to get involved in this March. Whether you’re heading out on an Easter egg hunt or you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, March is a month that’s go, go, go! 

Top event picks 

Saint Patricks Day, Worldwide

Saturday 17 March 2018

St. Patrick’s Day festivities are held around the world, and it’s a fantastic celebration to get involved in. As part of Irish tradition, a number of events are held throughout the world and thousands of people will be out and about dressing up. There’s St. Patrick’s Day parades, events at local pubs, community days out and more. Will you be finding yourself a leprechaun this year?

 

Orchid Festival, Kew Gardens, London

Until Sunday 11 March 2018

This year, Kew Garden will be celebrating its 23rd Orchid Festival and it’s sure to be a great event for keen gardeners. This year, it is centred around Thailand and the Thai culture. So, keep an eye out for hanging orchid bouquets, handcrafting floating umbrellas and more.


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Theatre Pick 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

London Coliseum

Running from March 1st through to March 15th, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to be a hit. Based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, the play is a story that spans generations.

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Music Pick

Bon Iver,  Eventim Apollo, London

2nd March

If you’re a fan of Bon Iver, you’re in luck! The band are performing in London on 2nd March and tickets are selling out fast. Why not get booking and enjoy one of London’s top music venues?

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Fitness Pick

2018 Winter Paralympics Games 

PyeongChang, South Korea

Regardless of whether or not you’re a sports fanatic, everyone enjoys watching the Olympics and Paralympics. With a real sense of the world coming together, this year’s Paralympic Games are set to be as exciting as the last.

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Wild Card Pick

Holi Festival, Mumbai and Delhi, India

2nd March

Holi Festival is well known for being a celebration of colour and unity, and it’s well celebrated across India. It is a fantastic event to catch a glimpse of if you are visiting India and it’s unlike anything else. In fact, how many other festivals centre around throwing colourful paint and powder at one another? People come together to rejoice in life and togetherness, throwing vivid colours at each other throughout the day. The festival begins in the morning and stretches out throughout the day. There’s street parties, organised events and celebrations at home. Though the festival is largely celebrated in India, there are also events scattered throughout London so be sure to keep an eye out.


Destinations to visit in March

Cuba

Average temperatures for Cuba in March remain at around 29 degrees, making it a fantastic time to visit. Plus, it’s the dry season and so there’s little chance of downpours. Cuba is well known for being a country of colour, architecture and vibrant sites. Whether you’re checking out the pastel houses and 1950s cars in Havana or you’re exploring the beaches of Varadero, you won’t be disappointed.

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Florida Keys

There’s a lot more to Florida than Walt Disney World, so why not check out something new? The Florida Keys boasts great weather in March, with temperatures frequently hitting 27 degrees. There’s beautiful beaches, sailing opportunities, historical treasures and beautiful mangroves. Simply, there’s something for everyone.

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Essaouira, Morocco

Though it was once a hippy hang out, Essaouira has made a name for itself as one of Morocco's top laid back destinations. With cobbled streets, beautiful views, local markets and lots of culture it’s easy to see why it’s gaining popularity.

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Langkawi, Malaysia 

March is the dry season for Malaysia and temperatures can hit up to 34 degrees, so it’s a great destination for escaping the cold UK weather. There’s a lot going on in Langkawi, such as the Le Tour de Langkawi and the Langkawi International Water Festival. Whether you head there for a specific event or to explore the local area, you’ll find yourself spoilt for things to do. There’s the Pulau Payar Marine Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, night markets and amazing food.

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Dylan Winn-Brown