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Today’s post is part of a weekly series called “Travel Toss-Up,” in which we ask you to take your pick between two amazing travel experiences.

This week’s toss-up offers a choice of two holidays being celebrated today, March 17.

Would you rather…

… join the St. Patrick’s Day revelry in Ireland, or …

st patrick's day parade cork ireland



… throw brightly colored powder to celebrate Holi in India?

holi festival india


St. Patrick’s Day, which honors the patron saint of Ireland, is celebrated with parades, green clothing and the odd drink or two by the Irish diaspora around the world. Holi is a Hindu festival that honors the coming of spring with frolicking and the flinging of colorful powder; it’s observed primarily in India and other South Asian nations.

Vote for your preference in the comments below!

– written by Sarah Schlichter

4 Responses to “Travel Toss-Up: Spring Festivals”

  1. Wynne says:

    India scares me, so absolutely Ireland!

  2. A. Miller says:

    I am from Georgia and the city of Savannah, GA has one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades. On St. Paddy’s Day, Savannah is one crazy town!

  3. Wendy says:

    definitely Ireland…India is just not on my list to visit

  4. Peter White says:

    Dublin Ireland – it’s a ‘no brainer’

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