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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of March.



  • 3 March 2007: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and Party [1], Sydney.
  • Early March: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras [2], Sydney, Australia


  • Carnival - sometimes takes place on early March, see February for details.


  • 21st: Independence Day

South Africa

  • Mid March: Cape Argus Cycle Tour, +27 (0)21 685-6551 (email:[email protected][3]), [4]. Entrance fee is R250 for entrants on the African continent or the equivalent of 50 Euro's every one else. Total distance is 109km. Start in downtown Cape Town, cycle down the eastern side of the peninsula, past Simon's Town and back up the western side of the peninsula. Cape Town, South Africa
  • 21st: Human Rights Day (Public holiday)
  • Mid March: Two Oceans marathon, [5] on the Cape Peninsula
  • Late March to early April: Rand Show, +27 (0)11 661-4000 (email:[email protected][6]), [7] at the Expo Center, Nasrec, Johannesburg
  • Late March: OppiKoppi (Literally translates to On the Hill) [8], Music festival outside Northam
  • Late March: Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, [9], in Oudtshoorn


  • 16th of March to 23rd of March 2008: Holy Week

Holy Week is a religious festival that starts with the first full moon of Spring. It commemorates the the final days and sacrifices of Christ up to his resurrection day. Usually, imagery relating to this stage of the New Testament are paraded thoughout the cities and towns all over Spain and some Hispanic countries.

  • Malaga Spanish Film Festival. The most important Spanish Film festival. It takes place every year around the second week of March.

United Kingdom

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