Martenitsa (Bulgarian: мартеница /ˈmar.tɛ.ni.ʦa/, plural мартеници, martenitsi) 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…
Romania Celebrates March 1st with Mărțișor
Romania and Bulgaria celebrate the 1st of March with a very interesting tradition. Mărțișor in Romania, and Martenitsa in Bulgaria, are all about welcoming the upcoming spring, and more.
Handwoven Hanging Heart Ornaments
Woven in wool, featuring a band of red ros path against an off-white plain-weave background. 5" high x 6" wide, not including hanging loop.