March 1

March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am | Posted in Me, Transylvania | 2 Comments
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March 1: Happy Spring!
Today is Mărţişor, the Romanian celebration of spring’s arrival. Never mind that it’s just above freezing and there are still piles of snow everywhere. We know how close the days of sunshine and thawing and tiny, sprouting green things are, and we’re going to celebrate! Everywhere around town, kiosks are set up selling mărţişoare, pins tied with red-and-white ribbons that symbolize leaving the cold, dark winter behind and embracing the warmth and joy of spring. The tradition goes that you give a mărţişoare to the women in your life to show your appreciation and respect for them. Women will wear them for the next two weeks to ensure the rest of the year is a prosperous and fertile one for their families. So, wherever you are today, Happy Spring from Romania! Here’s a mărţişoare just for you.

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  1. […] performance!), and tomorrow, my son’s class will host all the mothers for a special surprise. After Mărţişor last week, I’m getting a little spoiled by all these holidays in my […]

  2. […] holidays like last week’s Mărţişor, which celebrates the women, spring, and the exile of long […]


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