Mărțișorul, your goodluck charm for spring - 1st of March

Spring is a season of rebirth, joy, hope in better and in more beautiful. Every year, on March 1, Romanians celebrate Mărţişorul. It is said that the Sun was determined to go down among the people under the guise of a young boy, to attend the Romanian „hora”, a traditional dance and a moment of joy for the community in an important  village on our lands.

But the Kite, seeing how handsome the Sun was, full of envy, kidnapped him and imprisoned him. An infinite sadness was littered among men, daylight disappeared, the moon was sad, and people’s smiles stopped appearing. Among all, a young boy voluntered to go in search of the Kite and release the Sun, in order to bring happiness on earth. He was led by the people next to himon the road to unknown and was vested with the powers of others to meet the new challenges. His path was long and bumpy, lasting for three seasons: summer, fall and winter. Finally, the son found the castle of the Kite.

They fought days and nights continuously, until the Kite was conquered and the Sun was liberated.It rose up high in the sky and a great joy swept the world. All revived, came to life, nature began to smile, people began working the earth. But the young man did not live to see all these things. Because of the serious wounds blood scattered on the white snow. As it melted under the heat of blood from under the snow appeared snowdrops, flowers that herald spring. Since then and until today, the young ones  intertwine a white fringe symbolizing health and purity of the snowdrop, with a red fringe, a sign of love, „mărţişor” they offer the girls or the loved ones. Today, „martisoare” are offered mainly to women and children on the 1st of March, to protect their tenderness and sensitivity, and are carried in the chest, with amulets and fringes, or tied by the hand. After several days of wear,the „martisor” is clinged on a fruitful tree to give it a year full of fruit.

You can enjoy this feast every year, giving to the loved ones „mărțișoare”, simple or handmade, some of an undeniable artistic beauty, feeling the joy of this celebration which is present in city streets at fairs and exhibitions! Flowers accompany these „mărțișoare”, creating an atmosphere of freshness and rebirth!