marți, 1 martie 2016

La mulţi ani de Mărţişor! Happy March!

"La mulţi ani de Mărţişor!
 Happy March!"
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March, 3-8, 2016. In early spring, blossoms as a renewing symbol of nature and life... let's cherish the beauty of Spring that lies and must be found in souls no matter what is around us, from changing seasons to daily routine, with ups and downs, balancing between happiness or sadness, various moments or stages of existence...

       For all of you: Let's have a sunny Spring time in souls! Best regards! 
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March, 3, 2016

" 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.A very popular symbol in relation to Martisor is the snowdrop flower, which is also considered in Romania symbol for spring time." More info about on  Wikipedia
March, 1st in 2015

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"Mărțișor* (Romanian pronunciation: [mərt͡siˈʃor]  is a Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st  in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Alike, though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania, and Italy.
Author: en:User:Nicubunu Source: en:Image:Martisor simple.svg Image by Nicu Buculei. This is a sample "martisor", as used in the Romanian tradition, as a gift offered (mostly to women) on March 1st. This sample contains a simple silvercoin, there may be jewels, flowers, animals, luck symbols.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMartisor_simple.svg
Author: en:User:Nicubunu 
Source: en:Image:Martisor simple.svg
 Image by Nicu Buculei.
 This is a sample "martisor", 
as used in the Romanian tradition, 
as a gift offered (mostly to women) on March 1st. 
This sample contains a simple silvercoin,
 there may be jewels, flowers, animals, luck symbols.

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.
Snowdrop flower


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. A very popular symbol in relation to Martisor is the snowdrop flower, which is also considered in Romania symbol for spring time." 
*Sursa/Source of  info: click to read more info on Wikipedia

Istoric Mărţişor

Snowdrop flower as a Mărţişor."A very popular symbol in relation to Martisor is the snowdrop flower, which is also considered in Romania symbol for spring time.""Mărţişorul este un mic obiect de podoabă legat de un şnur împletit dintr-un fir alb şi unul roşu, care apare în tradiţia românilor şi a unor populaţii învecinate. Femeile şi fetele primesc mărţişoare şi le poartă pe durata lunii martie, ca semn al sosirii primăverii.


Împreună cu mărţişorul se oferă adesea şi flori timpurii de primăvară, cea mai reprezentativă fiind ghiocelul."
"Originile sărbătorii mărţişorului nu sunt cunoscute exact, dar prezenţa sa atât la români cât şi la bulgari (sub numele de Marteniţa) este considerată ca fiind datorată substratului comun daco-tracic, anterior romanizării la primii şi slavizării la ultimii, deşi legendele populare îi dau alte origini, care, la bulgari, sunt legate de întemeierea primului lor hanat la Dunăre, în anul 681. Se mai consideră deasemenea că sărbătoarea mărţişorului a apărut pe vremea Imperiului Roman, când Anul Nou era sărbătorit în prima zi a primăverii, în luna lui Marte. Acesta nu era numai zeul războiului, ci şi al fertilităţii şi vegetaţiei. Această dualitate este remarcată în culorile mărţişorului, albul însemnând pace, iar roşu — război. Anul Nou a fost sărbătorit pe 1 martie până la începutul secolului al XVIII-lea. [necesită citare]

Cercetări arheologice efectuate în România, la Schela Cladovei, au scos la iveală amulete asemănătoare cu mărţişorul datând de acum cca. 8 000 ani. Amuletele formate din pietricele vopsite în alb şi roşu erau purtate la gât. Documentar, mărţişorul a fost atestat pentru prima oară într-o lucrare de-a lui Iordache Golescu. Folcloristul Simion Florea Marian presupune că în Moldova şi Bucovina mărţişorul era compus dintr-o monedă de aur sau de argint, prinsă cu aţă albă-roşie, şi era purtat de copii în jurul gâtului. Fetele adolescente purtau şi ele mărţişor la gât în primele 12 zile ale lui martie, pentru ca mai apoi să îl prindă în păr şi să-l păstreze până la sosirea primilor cocori şi înflorirea arborilor. La acel moment, fetele îşi scoteau mărţişorul şi-l atârnau de creanga unui copac, iar moneda o dădeau pe caş. Aceste „ritualuri” asigurau un an productiv.

În prezent, mărţişorul este purtat întreaga lună martie, după care este prins de ramurile unui pom fructifer. Se crede că aceasta va aduce belşug în casele oamenilor. Se zice că dacă cineva îşi pune o dorinţă în timp ce atârnă mărţişorul de pom, aceasta se va împlini numaidecât. La începutul lui aprilie, într-o mare parte a satelor României şi Moldovei, pomii sunt împodobiţi de mărţişoare."
*NB.Sursa/ Source of info: Wikipedia about Istoric MărţişorMărțișor 




"Freesia is a genus of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866 by Chr. Fr. Echlon (1795-1868) and named after German botanist and doctor Friedrich Freese (1794-1878). It is native to the eastern side of southern Africa, from Kenya south to South Africa, most species being found in Cape Provinces. Species of the former genus Anomatheca are now included in Freesia. The plants commonly known as "freesias", with fragrant funnel-shaped flowers, are cultivated hybrids of a number of Freesia species. Some other species are also grown as ornamental plants.

The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795–1876), a German physician."

"The tulip is a Eurasian and North African genus of perennial, bulbous plants in the lily family. It is an herbaceous herb with showy flowers, of which around 75 wild species are currently accepted.

The genus's native range extends west to the Iberian Peninsula, through North Africa to Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, throughout the Levant (Syria, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Jordan) and Iran, north to Ukraine, southern Siberia and Mongolia, and east to the Northwest of China. The tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. It is a common element of steppe and winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation.

A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens or as potted plants."



Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
March, 2016
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Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages in color and/or black & white. 

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Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

47 de comentarii:

  1. O primavara frumoasa, cu multa pace in suflet si realizari dupa dorinta!
    Sa ne reauzim cu povesti si ganduri deosebite acum si tot timpul!
    Cu mare drag!

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    1. O primavara frumoasa si plina de creativitate, cu mult drag, asemenea!

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  2. So you have the March bracelet too, so do we.AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Mărţişor, so right, indeed! a symbol of soon coming spring, friendship and appreciation; an old tradition!

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  3. I just realized I was writing 2/2/16 rather than 3/2/16 all day today. Uh oh!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

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  4. I knew nothing of the custom of the red string - very interesting. I like seeing your blooms, too.

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  5. A splendid showing of the most beautiful flowers. Delightful to see all these wonderful photos and a nice tradition. Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers. I appreciate your support very much :)

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    1. Also, thankful for being part in "Today's Flowers"! highly appreciated your thoughts expressed!

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  6. The flowers are so pretty and the frilled tulips are beautiful!

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  7. Hello Alexa, beautiful flowers and a sweet kitty. Lovely collection of photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Eileen! Thank you; always a delight to visit, to observe nature on your blog! Highly appreciated your thoughts and happy weekend, too!

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  8. Wonderful spring shots! It's still winter over here...

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    1. *-*Hope Springtime to come; indeed it is still winter...

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  9. Lovely tulip detail in black and white, and great information.

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  10. Hello Alexa and Happy March.. This is such a happy post full of nature and your wonderful cat.. I was able to link you in to Nature Notes. I usually close the link of Friday so I can start on the new post but I had no done it yet..Michelle

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    1. Oh, thank you so,so much, Michelle! Sorry again for being late... I have no idea , but somehow I lost from sight the moment, tuesday or wednesday, morning! (mea culpa)
      Happy March to you, too!

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  11. Beautiful flowers!
    A sunny Springtime would indeed be wonderful....
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Happy Sunday, too! Indeed, it would be... hopefully will come!*-*

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  12. Happy March and Happy early spring to you too Alexa. I love your flowers ... Here in Southwestern Florida the weather is subtropical and we don't see many of the common spring flowers. I really miss them (we used to live on the west coast of the US and grew many spring flowers in our garden). So now they are mostly just a memory for me .. I love seeing your pictures ... Thank you for them.

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    1. Many thanks for thoughts expressed and appreciation, Sallie! A wonderful Spring and Happy March to you, too!

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  13. Multumesc.
    La multi ani! Primavara minunata sa iti fie!
    Dintre toate aceste minunate flori si martisoare pisica e... floarea mea preferata! :)
    Zile fericite iti doresc!

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    1. (*-*) Multumesc frumos de gandul exprimat si bine te-am regasit! Cu drag, asemenea, o primavara insorita si plina din tot si toate cele bune pentru suflet!
      Salutari cu drag!

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  14. What a beautiful, and very interesting, post, Alexa! Who wouldn't love cats and flowers? I love especially freesias, because I had them in my wedding bouquet. :)
    Have a lovely March! Hugs!

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    1. So lovely!! many thanks for the thoughts and appreciation, Sara! May you have a beautiful Spring, a sunny time filled with joy! hugs*-* Have a lovely March, too!

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  15. What beautiful spring blossoms! I am so ready for Spring! And I love your sweet kitten too!

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  16. Wonderful post, Alexa. Looks like Spring is very much on its way!
    Many thanks for joining Floral Friday Fotos, your contributions are always appreciated.

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  17. Beautiful Spring colours, Alexa.
    Many thanks for contributing to the Friday Greens meme.

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    1. Many, many thanks! Always a pleasure to visit FF Fotos and Friday Greens! Highly appreciated!

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  18. Beautiful post,Alex. Happy spring mosaic! I like to see your mosaic and a pretty cat.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tomoko! Have a pleasant weekend, too!

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  19. I just love that cat silhouette! :-)
    Thank you for joining us at the Saturday Silhouettes meme. I look forward to more of your work this week!

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  20. I agree,just a wonderfully happy post and I really enjoyed seeing all the flowers, the kitty and the sky. I saw you visited my blog and I did add this link into Nature Notes as I had to reopen it.. Michelle

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Michelle!I have no excuse for being late!
      Highly appreciated; you had time for such thing! My thoughts are with you, in these hard moments in your life!Many thanks!

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