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Happy Mărțișor 2020!

Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st. The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March.(Martie in Romanian language) The tradition comes from the time of the Dacians, our ancestors.  During the Geto-Dacians, the new year began on March 1. Thus, March was the first month of the year. The mărțișor was a kind of talisman meant to bring good luck, offered by the new year along with good wishes, health, love and joy. On this day we celebrate the triumph of spring over winter, the object with white and red string being a symbol of the renewal of time and the rebirth of nature.

Women and girls wear it pinned to their clothes, close to the heart, until the last day of March, when they bind it to a branch of fruit trees.

Happy Mărțișor, dear friends! Bring the spring  in your life and soul … open your wings and try to fly … close your eyes and try to dream … is not that wonderful?

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