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Holidays and Special Days events in Great Britain in March

Holidays and Special Days events in Great Britain in March

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March in England is very cold. Winter weather is still around and it can still be gloomy. April brings better weather along with long Good Friday weekend. In March, these are the special days.

Holidays and Special Days events in Great Britain in March

St. David’s Day

St. David’s Day is celebrated in Wales to honor St David, the patron saint of Wales. On March 1, those in Wales that wish to participate in the celebration wear daffodils or leeks.

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St Piran’s Day

St Piran’s Day is celebrated on March 5 in honor of the Irish patron saint of Cornwall.

Simnel Sunday

Simnel Sunday is celebrated throughout Great Britain on March 10. The holiday falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent. During the event, those that participate enjoy Simnel cakes.

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day is held on March 11 and is a day that is set aside for promoting international cooperation, global issues, and other issues that involve the commonwealth. The theme is different each year. The Queen attends a special service in Westminster Abbey.

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Crufts is an annual British dog show held at NEC in Birmingham during March. The event began in 1928 and today has grown into a large event. On the final day the award for “Best in Show” is awarded.


Purim is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar according to the Jewish calendar. The holiday changes every year and may be either February or March according to the Gregorian calendar.

Those of the Jewish faith throughout Great Britain celebrate the holiday to remember the day that their ancestors were delivered from a royal death decree as found in the Book of Esther.

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is held all over the world but is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland. During the day in Ireland, everyone wears shamrocks which are the national emblem of Ireland. The day is celebrated with parades, wearing green, and drinking the traditional drink of Ireland, Guinness.

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Mothers Day / Mothering Sunday

Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday is held three weeks before Easter. Due to the day that Easter falls on for the year, the date for Mothers Day will also change.

This day is celebrated so all those living in the United Kingdom can think about their mothers. Children usually give their mothers gifts such as a card, flowers or chocolates.

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