domenica 14 marzo 2010


Mărţişor is a traditional celebration of the beginning of Spring, on the1 st of March It is a tradition in Romania and all territories inhabited by Romanias. Similar customs are found in Bulgaria ( Macedonia, Albania, Italy)

The name Mărţişor is the diminutive of the name for March (Martie, in Romanian), and thus literally means "little" or "dear March". It is also the folk name for this month.

Mărţişor, marţ and mărţiguş are all names for the red and white (or black and white, also blue and white) string, from which usually a small decoration is tied, and which is offered by people on the 1st day of March. Giving this Talisman to other people is an old custom, and it is believed that the one who wears the red and white string will be powerful and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring. Usually, women wear it pinned to their blouses for the first 12 days of this month, until other certain spring celebrations, or until the bloom of certain fruit-trees. In some regions, a gold or silver coin is hanged from the string, which they wear it around the neck. After wearing it for a certain period of time, they buy red wine and sweet cheese with the coin, according to the belief that their faces would remain beautiful and white as cheese, and rubicund as the red wine, for the entire year.

The Mărţişor is a talisman (amulet) made of knitted threads (wool, cotton, or silk). Nowadays, the most popular version of it is made of red and white threads, but in some regions it is still made of black and white, or even blue and white.(sursa Wikipedia)

Today , the school boys offered girls amulets.
Great joy on both sides. Each girl received many amulets 16 (number of boys in class). They wear martisoarele the entire month of March, then Martisor will be caught by the branches of a fruit tree. It is said that this tree will bring plenty of people in the house.
It is further said that if someone puts a wish while hanging Martisor tree, it will come true at once.
De 1 Martie on PhotoPeach

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