Martenica (Мартеница) that looks just like the ones my Grandma used to crochet for us when we were kids. It's customary to wear these on your shirt or sweater until you see the first sign of spring. A pagan Bulgarian tradition that dates back thousands of years.

Martenica (Мартеница) that looks just like the ones my Grandma used to crochet for us when we were kids. It's customary to wear these on your shirt or sweater until you see the first sign of spring. A pagan Bulgarian tradition that dates back thousands of years.

Мартеница ноти, с мъниста

Мартеница ноти, с мъниста

Martenitsa is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1 until around the end of March.The month of March, according to Bulgarian folklore, marks the beginning of springtime.Martenitsi are always given as gifts. It is supposed for people never to buy martenitsi for themselves.

Bulgarian Martinitza to celebrate the holiday Baba Marta (Grandma March).

Мартенички Пижо и Пенда

MĂRŢIŞORUL – SIMBOLUL PRIMĂVERII

Romanian and Bulgarian Holiday Dolls: May your heart be filled with springtime hope, the sunshine of joy, and the refreshing elixir of love!

Bulgarians may wear the martenitsa (мартеница) – an adornment made of white and red yarn and worn on the wrist or pinned on the clothes – from 1 March until the end of the month. Alternatively, one can take off the martenitsa earlier if one sees a stork (considered a harbinger of spring). One can then tie the martenitsa to the blossoming branch of a tree. Family-members and friends in Bulgaria customarily exchange martenitsas, which they regard as symbols of health and longevity

Bulgarians may wear the martenitsa (мартеница) – an adornment made of white and red yarn and worn on the wrist or pinned on the clothes – from 1 March until the end of the month. Alternatively, one can take off the martenitsa earlier if one sees a stork (considered a harbinger of spring). One can then tie the martenitsa to the blossoming branch of a tree. Family-members and friends in Bulgaria customarily exchange martenitsas, which they regard as symbols of health and longevity

Мартеница ПИСЛЮЛ ПИЖО И ПЕНДА

Мартеница ПИСЛЮЛ ПИЖО И ПЕНДА

Martenitsa (Bulgarian: мартеница, pronounced [ˈmartɛnit͡sa]) 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" (баба) is the Bulgarian word for "grandmother" and Mart (март) is the Bulgarian word for the month of March.Baba Marta is a Bulgarian tradition related to welcoming the upcoming spring.

Bulgarian tradition--Martenitsi in a budding tree!

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