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Dear March or ‘Martisor’

26 Feb

Since 1st of March is just around the corner and this is my first post I’ d like to tell you about Martisor, a holiday celebrated in Romania at the beginning of March. The first day of the month, boys and men offer girls or women this martisor, a token that celebrates the beginning of the spring and that literally means ‘Little March’ or ‘Dear March’. They are little amulets of all shapes and colours, attached to a red and white string, but the most common ones are chimney sweeps, four-leaf clovers or horseshoes. Continue reading

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