Martisor - Romanian Tradition
Let's meet and celebrate 1 March - Martisor. This is a Romanian tradition when (generally) men offer women a "martisor" - a cord woven of a white and a red thread, with a small object of adornment.
The two colors are symbols of:
• red of blood and the pure white of a long life;
• the warm spring sun and the melting winter snow;
• light and water, two essential elements of life;
• love (or friendship) and purity (or righteousness, respect);
• life and peace ...
The Martisor is worn by women and girls throughout the month of March and signifies the arrival of spring.
This tradition has been included, in Protected content , in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
On this occasion we can buy some Martisor made by local masters, and have a drink with the organisers (Arthis) of the Romanian Martisor Fair in Brussels.
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