Saturday, February 16, 2013

Refugees in Moldova make Martisors
Martisor is a feast celebrating the arrival of the spring, which occurs in the tradition of Moldovans, Romanians and neighboring populations. On this occasion, the 1st March, people exchange Mărţişors, symbol of the good and welfare.
Martisor itself is a little piece of adornment tied to a lanyard wove of a white and red thread. People wear Martishors during the month of March, as a sign of the arrival of spring. Besides Martisor, ladies often get early spring flowers, the most representative being the snowdrops.