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March is here, spring break is almost over, and the weather is getting warmer. Now is the best time to get out of the house, explore your town, and embrace the cultural events Massachusetts has to offer. These are our top suggestions for different cultural events you can attend in March.
Some of the biggest happenings this month are the Saint Patrick’s Day parades happening throughout the state. Families, students, and children alike attend to celebrate one of the region’s biggest holidays. Check our latest blog post for more information on how Massachusetts celebrates Irish History Month. There you can find more information about the parades and other activities happening during the holiday weekend. After the parade you can visit one of Massachusetts’s many restaurants and enjoy a meal with friends.
Are you looking to get a taste of interesting culture? Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of Spring at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. There you will learn about the Persian traditions, experience the exhibition, and enjoy the music and dance. Admission at the museum is free for students, and the MFA is easily accessible via the Green Line train to Heath Street at the Museum of Fine Arts station. You can find more information about the event on Facebook.
On Saturday, March 26, from 7 to 10 p.m., you can visit the First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist to attend the Music of Syria. This is part of the 8th Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival where Berklee’s student organizations bring together student and community musicians to perform traditional music from their countries. This year, the event is dedicated to the people of Syria, and will be hosting Syrian artists. Visit Facebook for more information.
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If you are from the Cambridge area, you probably already know about one of Boston’s most unique festivals happening on March 23 to 27. 8th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival. Especially popular among students, BUFF is an annual event celebrating the “alternative vision and cultivation of independent, provocative and experimental filmmaking.” This will definitely spice up your week and give you the chance to discover films with different angles. For more information visit: http://bostonunderground.org.
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If you love flowers and exterior decor, check out the Boston Flower and Garden show from March 16 to March 20. This year’s theme is “Nurtured by Nature,” Which will provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the gardens, meet other flower enthusiasts, and learn more about flowers and decoration. The ticket price for adults is $20, and you can check Facebook for more information.
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