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        Hey guys! Sorry for not posting lately, I was very busy and had a lot on my mind, so shame on me. Today I want to tell you a bit about a nice Romanian celebration.

        1st of March is for everybody the beginning of spring. I waited a lot for this season, it’s my favorite one and I have several reasons for that. First of all, my birthday is in spring. Second of all, it gives me a very nice feeling. Everything comes to life, trees are blooming, the flowers appear, the weather becomes nicer. I always loved those spring mornings, when it’s a bit chilly and in the noon the temperatures become really pleasant and the sun is shining on the clear blue sky. It invigorates me and reminds me in a weird way of the walks to school in the morning, during high school. Anyway, the third reason is that the winter is finished and the temperatures are perfect. It’s not cold, but it’s not very hot also. I love temperatures around 20 – 25 degrees max, that’s my comfort zone :)).

        Salut! Imi pare rau ca nu am postat in ultima vreme, am fost foarte ocupata si am avut multe pe cap. Astazi ma gandeam sa va povestesc putin despre o sarbatoare romaneasca.

1 martie reprezinta pentru toata lumea inceputul primaverii. Am asteptat mult acest anotimp, este preferatul meu si am mai multe motive pentru asta. In primul rand pentru ca ziua mea de nastere este primavara. In al doilea rand, imi da un sentiment foarte placut. Totul revine la viata, copacii infloresc, apar florile, vremea devine mai placuta. Intotdeuna am iubit diminetile de primavara, cand este putin rece si la amiaz temperaturile devin mai placute, iar soarele straluceste pe cerul de un albastru deschis. Ma invigoreaza si intr-un fel ciudat imi aminteste de drumul spre scoala dimineata, in timpul liceului. Oricum, al treilea motiv este ca iarna e gata si temperaturile sunt perfecte. Nu este rece, dar nici foarte cald. Imi plac temperaturile intre 20 – 25 de grade Celsius maxim, aceea e zona mea de comfort.Track_wallpapers_190OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

        Well, in Romania, 1st of March is also an old celebration, as I told you earlier, called Martisor. According to the old calendar, it was considered the beginning of the new year. It is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. Something similar to this tradition can be also found at other nations, like Bulgarians, Albanians, Greek and Italians. Martisor is also the name for the red and white string on which a small decoration is tied and it’s offered by people usually to women on the 1st day of March. Both women and men wear it pinned to their clothes, close to the heart until the last day of March. It is believed that the one who wears it, will be strong and healthy for the year to come.

        Nowadays, it lost the old connotation and it is a symbol of friendship or love, appreciation and respect. You can find it in any sizes and shapes, but they keep the red and white thread.

        In Romania, 1 martie este si o sarbatoare veche, numita Martisor. Conform vechiului calendar, era considerata inceputul noului an. Este corelata cu femeia si cu fertilitatea. O sarbatoare asemanatoare poate fi intalnita si la alte natii, precum bulgarii, albanezii, grecii si italienii. Martisor se numeste si ceea ce primim de 1 martie, o mica decoratiune prinsa pe un fir alb si rosu. Atat femeile, cat si barbatii (in special femeile) le poarta, prinse pe haine, aproape de inima, pana in ultima zi a lunii martie. Este crezut ca cel care il poarta, va fi puternic si sanatos tot anul.

        In ziua de azi, si-a pierdut conotatiile vechi si este un simbol al prieteniei sau iubirii, al aprecierii si respectului. Poti gasi martisoare in toate marimile si formele, dar isi pastreaza firul alb si rosu.

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        I found some nice handmade martisoare😛 You can check out her website.

        Am gasit niste martisoare handmade foarte dragute. Puteti vedea site-ul ei aici.

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What do you think of this custom? What type of Martisor would you wear?  

Kisses