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With recent announcements about the easing of lockdown and continued progress with vaccinating the country there’s plenty to celebrate in March 2021 and the coming months.

To remind ourselves about what else is out there waiting for us all once something resembling normal (but, as I prefer to think about it, new and improved!) we’ve taken a look at what events and celebrations normally take place in March.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens will be reopening

We’ll start with the biggest news (for us, at least!) - Unless something changes we’ll be re-opening our outside and garden spaces from March 27th 2021!

Following on from that we’re hoping to add some trains from April 12th and let visitors into buildings by the 17th May (All subject to change of course - but I think we’re all use to that by now!)

We’ve have also started to release event days from July. which you can see the Bressingham Tickets page.

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What other celebrations take place in March?

In the likely event that you think you need any other reason to celebrate in March we have the small matter of Mothers day coming up (Sunday 14th March incase you’re reading this after that date and have been wondering why you’ve been receiving passive aggressive texts).

Mothers day in the UK is a 1 to 2 Billion pound business, however, for the world’s Hindu population March is all about the festival Holi! (Also known as the Festival of Spring or Festival of Love)

Holi takes place on Sunday 28th March and is the festival that is probably most widely known about outside the Hindu community, during which people run around having great fun throwing coloured powder about making a visually stunning mess!

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Battle of the Saints?

Hinduism isn’t the only religion to have things going on in March - Christianity has it’s own fair share too!

On the 1st March was St. Davids Day which is celebrated in Wales, honouring their patron saint, traditionally requiring people to wear the national emblem, a daffodil (Which, apparently wasn’t introduced until the 19th century, replacing the original emblem (and far more useful), the trusty leek)

It’s not the Welsh but the Irish who can lay claim to best known March based Patron saint day (indeed of any month of the year) - it is, of course, St Patricks day on March 17th.

What started out as a religious feast day has now become a day associated with partying and drinking plenty of Guinness!

Ironically, From 1903 to 1970, Irish law declared the 17th March a religious observance for the entire country, meaning that all pubs were shut down for the day. It wasn’t until 1970, when this law was overturned, that the day was reclassified as a national holiday and the drinking could re-commence.

2021 is likely to be the quietest St Patricks day for a while (with 2022 possibly being the rowdiest!)

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By Stuart Paterson at 8 Mar 2021, 00:00 AM