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InterNations Cluj-Napoca -March Brings "Martisor"

Hosted by the Cluj-Napoca Ambassador
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Took place 2 months ago
Nr 110, Bulevardul 1 Decembrie 1918
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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For Romanians, 1st of March has a powerful symbol, called “MĂRȚIȘOR” (mar-tzi-shor) . In Romanian sounds like the younger brother of March. It is one of those things you grow up with, not questioning it too much, indeed a special day, a traditional holiday; well, this is a working day, though. LOL.
In English, there is no translation for “Mărțișor”, and the closest thing to it is a talisman. There are nice legends and superstitions and some even claim it used to have magic powers. Starting from kindergarten, boys would bring “mărțișoare” (plural) and give them to girls and teachers. The symbol of this tradition stands primarily for the beginning of spring. Days before the first day of spring, courteous men, thoughtful moms, and careful wives were all buying this symbol of spring to give it to the women they have in their lives. The string of this two-colour wool, red and white, represents contrasts-winter and summer, man and woman, darkness and light, sad and happy. Take your pick. The string, which is what makes is an authentic “mărțișor”, had to be tied to the wrist or worn pinned on the clothing.
How does the mărțișor look like?
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