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March 1st, 2009 · 5 Comments

Como todos los años, con el comienzo de marzo llega Mărţişorul, la fiesta tradicional rumana que celebra la llegada de la primavera y lo que significa (o puede significar simbólicamente): la frescura, la alegría, la felicidad, la fertilidad, la victoria del bien sobre el mal y su coexistancia, etc.

Según la tradición, los hombres regalan el 1 de marzo a las mujeres pequeños objetos meramente decorativos, son los “mărţişor” (diminutivo de martie, marzo en rumano). Normalmente llevan atado un hilo blanco y rojo, seguramente símbolos de la primavera y el invierno (o del bien y el mal).

Yo tengo un regalo para Anca.


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anca // Mar 2, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Multumesc frumos, dragule!

    One of the very cutest and most springy, reinvigorating ‘martisor’ I have received…

    Lots of love,
    yours, Anca

  • 2 zeta // Mar 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Hey, that’s a Bulgarian tradition!

  • 3 Anca // Mar 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Why do you say that?…:)
    Coz you remember to first have received a white&red string from a Bulgarian?

    I got couple of them from Bulgarians, too, but the first ones I remember to have received were from my dad and mom ad grandparents…;) and they’re Romanians, all of them;)

    Anyways, neighboring countries have always claimed common traditions to be theirs….no matter which part of the border they are from. And this at least leads to some food for thought to the ‘roots’ of multiculturalism…

    Cheers and have a funky spring in ‘double-iu’;)

  • 4 Bobby // Mar 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Cuándo vuelves, buen hombre?

  • 5 Seve // Mar 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    hi Anca! No offense to multiculturalism and I am not going to expose newly acquired wikipedia knowledge but I did receive, too, my first martenitsa from my grandma and she had received hers from her grandma, etc. It’s a pagan tradition which like ‘kukeri’ and other so very old pre-christin traditions are still alive. But I guess we have to cross the Danube more often to see that we have mixed them up quite a lot actually..Aaa… I miss the Balkans, I want to make a Balkan tour, all over the place, and stop in villages and talk to people and listen to that music which is totally unique. Cheers
    PS. We met one morning in rue l’hotel des Monnaies, BXL, remember?

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