Martisor Day

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Dec 14, 2007
Martisor is the Romanian and Moldovian celebration of the rebirth of spring and nature, of prosperity, on the 1st of March. Etymologically, it seams that the name of the holiday comes from the Roman God, Mars. However, it might also be the diminutive of March is Romanian, meaning "little March". Traditionally, men are supposed to offer a martisor to ladies. The traditional Martisor is the white and red string. The symbols of the colours vary in interpretation: purity/divine and love, peace and war etc. ladies are supposed to wear the Martisor pinned on their cloths on the 1st and up to 14 days. After that, in some regions ladies take and tie it on a treat as a gift to nature for their love. Of course,as timed passed, it became a commercial celebration. Magheru Bvd or University square are filled with street vendors around this time of the year. As a result now the Martisor doesn't consist only of the symbolical string but also of little amulets tied to it. The chimney cleaner and the horseshoe are the symbols of luck offered on this day. But at least it's a day when everybody smiles.
lucian_32y says:
It exists also in Bulgaria ...
Posted on: Dec 15, 2007
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