Martenitsa

Martenitsa is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1 until around the end of March (or the first time an individual sees a stork, swallow, or budding tree). The name of the holiday is Baba Marta. Baba Marta is a Bulgarian tradition related to welcoming the upcoming spring. The month of March, according to Bulgarian folklore, marks the beginning of springtime.
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Честита Баба Марта  to all my friends. /Happy grandmother Marta/ –  This is an old pagan tradition that remains almost unchanged today.  Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels. The common belief is that by wearing the red and white colours of the martenitsa people ask Baba Marta for mercy.

Честита Баба Марта to all my friends. /Happy grandmother Marta/ – This is an old pagan tradition that remains almost unchanged today. Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels. The common belief is that by wearing the red and white colours of the martenitsa people ask Baba Marta for mercy.

An old bulgarian tradition - the Martenitsa. Each  March bulgarians exchange these small decorations which symbolize the wish for good health.

An old bulgarian tradition - the Martenitsa. Each March bulgarians exchange these small decorations which symbolize the wish for good health.

Pizho and Penda - Пижо и Пенда

Pizho and Penda - Пижо и Пенда

Pizho and Penda in love - Пижо и Пенда влюбени

Pizho and Penda in love - Пижо и Пенда влюбени

Wearing a Martenitsa – A Bulgarian tradition to welcome spring http://mysticalemona.com/rituals/

Wearing a Martenitsa – A Bulgarian tradition to welcome spring http://mysticalemona.com/rituals/

Pizho & Penda Bulgarian Martenitsa

Pizho & Penda Bulgarian Martenitsa

Martenitsa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Martenitsa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first of March is a celebrated day in Bulgaria, symbolising the arrival of Spring. Bulgarians exchange coloured threads (Martenitsa) to be worn until a blossoming tree or stork is seen. The Martenitsa are then hung from the branches. Happy Baba Marta!

The first of March is a celebrated day in Bulgaria, symbolising the arrival of Spring. Bulgarians exchange coloured threads (Martenitsa) to be worn until a blossoming tree or stork is seen. The Martenitsa are then hung from the branches. Happy Baba Marta!

Martenitsa

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