Posted by Becky
March heralds the approach of Spring and this year the month is packed full of events and occasions. Starting with St David’s day on the 1st of March and fitting in Pancake Day, St Patrick’s Day and much more.
If you are planning on going on a short break during March then there is plenty to keep you entertained. In Cornwall they celebrate St Piran’s Day, the national day of Cornwall, with a host of festivities, and a day of activities in Redruth’s Recreation Ground and town centre including live music, stalls and sports events.
This year Pancake Day, also known across the globe as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras falls on the 8th March. Those staying in London hotels during this time will be greeted with a day of Pancake races. The famed Great Spitalfields Pancake Race offers an afternoon of fun while the Parliamentary Pancake Race sees members of the Houses of Parliament racing against members of the press while carrying pan loads of pancakes.
Stay in London long enough and you could glimpse the red carpet as the annual Laurence Olivier Awards take place on the 13th of the month. With all nominations announced there is a lot of buzz around this year’s most respected and prestigious theatre awards.
The spring equinox occurs on the 20th March, while the clocks go forward toward the end of the month on the 27th, providing longer hours of daylight in which to enjoy your breaks.
What will you be getting up to this March? Planning a pancake feast or celebrating the Mardi Gras in Style as they do in New Orleans. Perhaps you are eagerly awaiting the announcements of the Laurence Oliver Awards so you can plan your next theatre break.