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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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, luck and happiness.

Pizho & Penda Bulgarian Martenitsa

Martenitsa - unique symbol of love and well-being

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.

As Baba Marta is a very popular Bulgarian tradition, everyone does it. One may regard it as a symbol.

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.

Martenitsa

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

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

Baba Marta Day, Bulgaria, March, Martenitsa hanging from a blossoming tree

Martenitsa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Today, the Bulgarians in Boston also celebrate Baba Marta! March is the day that marks the beginning of spring! The legend says that Baba Marta, or Grandmother March is a good old lady…

Pizho and Penda in love - Пижо и Пенда влюбени

Pizho and Penda in love - Пижо и Пенда влюбени

Pizho and Penda - Пижо и Пенда

Pizho and Penda - Пижо и Пенда


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