luni, 3 martie 2014


Martisoare variat colorate... "Martisoare" in various colors...  Happy March!

Happy 1st of March! Happy Mother's Day on 8!Happy 1st of March! Happy Mother's Day on 8!

 Mărțișoare variat colorate...
"Mărțișoare" in various colors...

Martisor Fericit! Happy March! Martisoare variat colorate... "Martisoare" in various colors...  Alb, rosu, verde, galben, albastru, orange.

Martisoare variat colorate... "Martisoare" in various colors...

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"Mărțișorul este un mic obiect de podoabă legat de un șnur împletit dintr-un fir alb și unul roșu, care apare în tradiția românilor și a unor populații învecinate. Femeile și fetele primesc mărțișoare și le poartă pe durata lunii martie, ca semn al sosirii primăverii.(...) În prezent, mărțișorul este purtat întreaga lună martie, după care este prins de ramurile unui pom fructifer. Se crede că aceasta va aduce belșug în casele oamenilor. Se zice că dacă cineva își pune o dorință în timp ce atârnă mărțișorul de pom, aceasta se va împlini numaidecât. La începutul lui aprilie, într-o mare parte a satelor României și Moldovei, pomii sunt împodobiți de mărțișoare." sursa Wikipedia

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"Mărțișor (Romanian pronunciation: [mərtsiʃor]) is an old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st, which according to old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. The tradition is authentic in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians and Aromanians. Alike though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania,Greece and Italy.
The name Mărțișor is the diminutive of marț, the old folk name for March (Martie, in modern Romanian), and thus literally means "little March". It is also the folk name for this month.
Mărțișor, marț and mărțiguș are all names for the red and white string from which a small decoration is tied, and which is offered by people on the 1st day of March. The string can also be black and white, or blue and white)   Giving this talisman to people is an old custom, and it is believed that the one who wears the red and white string will be strong and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring. Usually, both women and men wear it pinned to their clothes, close to the heart, until the last day of March, when they tie it to the branches of a fruit-tree. In some regions, a gold or silver coin hangs on the string, which is worn around the neck. After wearing it for a certain period of time, they buy red wine and sweet cheese with the coin, according to a belief that their faces would remain beautiful and white as cheese, and rubicund as the red wine, for the entire year.
In modern times, and especially in urban areas, the Mărțișor lost most of its talisman properties and became more of a symbol of friendship or love, appreciation and respect. The black threads were replaced with red, but the delicate wool ropes are still a ‘cottage industry’ among people in the countryside, who comb out the wool, dye the floss, and twist it into thousands of tassels. In some areas the amulets are still made with black and white ropes, for warding off evil." sourse: read more on Wikipedia

          Mărțișor Fericit! Happy March!
 De Mărțișor in Martie/"Mărțișor" in March...  (Nice to be back in March!)

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16 comentarii:

  1. Hi Alexa,

    I see that tiny spot of blue. However, I don't think you linked in to Blue Monday. Please check it.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. Lovely gifts, it looks like the red beaded bracelet has a hamsa on it… this is very good luck. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    1. Thank you, too! Also for the info about the bracelet (received as a gift for March1 st)...I've discovered great details about it! Have a nice day!

  3. What a lovely tradition and great gifts besides ~ fun and colorful photos ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol

  4. What a cute tradition to give and receive the trinkets.. Your tulips are so pretty. Lovely post, have a happy week!

  5. Bine ai revenit! Sper sa-ti rezolvi toate problemele tehnice.
    O zi buna!

  6. Happy March to all: Sally, Yogi, Laura, Carol, Eileen!! Thank you kindly and all the best for the soon coming Spring!

  7. merci de nous faire partager les traditions de chez toi

    1. Avec plaisir et très heureux de vous partager ces traditions!! (a suivant d'une probleme technique avec le PC - maintenant j'espere d'etre tous bien pour ecrire des postes.)

      Une bonne journée à vous!
      à bientôt, aussi!

  8. YAY March! I love all the cheerful red in these photos.

  9. It is nice to know where traditions came from and I love your red tulips with a bit of white.

    1. Indeed - it is so important to have infos about traditions...about their meanings in every day life and how they developed through time! so thankful for your thought!

  10. It's always so very interesting to learn about traditions of other cultures. Your tulips are very pretty and I love all the red in your images, combined with interesting patterns.

    Have a lovely day!



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