Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mărţişor - 1st of March / Romanian Traditions/ Village Museum























Romanians celebrate the start of spring on the 1st of March, which, in Romanian, comes from the name of the god Mars, the agricultural guardian, who represented the rebirth of nature.
It is said that the 'mărţişor' brings luck and happiness.
They’re made out of a red and white string, the red – stands for the winter, the white – for spring. Talismans are added to the cord, like four leaf clovers, horse shoes, chimney sweepers or hearts.

Tradition says that the ''mărţişor' string was threaded by Baba Dochia while she was taking the sheep to the mountains. Just like the thread of life, Dochia threads the string of the newly born year with the start of spring.
RADIO ROMANIA


22 comments:

CARMEN said...

fotografiile tale sunt ca întotdeauna - fenomenale! Multumesc ca-mi permiti sa vad si eu lumea atât de frumoasa, prin ochiul tau!
Sa ai o primavara minunata, Daliana draga! 1Martie sa-ti aduca numai bucurii!

Fotonita said...

Beautiful colourful images!

Greetings!

Fram Actual said...

It really does look like the beginning of spring in Romania, Daliana, with snow still deep, but showing signs of melting.

I like the legend of the "martisor" string, and the traditions and customs which accompany it. I also appreciate your photographs of these treasures from the museum. They are exquisite in their detail of these beautiful and colorful objects.

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza photos. I really like the very colourful talismans :-).

Cloudia said...

Red & White
and little hanging talismans are Japanese too. Yours are beautiful


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Elin said...

These photos tells us about a wonderful traditional country, strong lovely colors.

tu1074 said...

Minunată treadiție !
Fotografiile tale pun în lumină avantajosă mărțișoarele și prezintă micile opere de artă într-un mod foarte pozitiv!

Gabriela Pana said...

Sa ai o primavara insorita!

Karina said...

Pe raze palide de soare,
In murmur linistit, usor,
Coboara Martie cel mare,
De fericire vestitor!
O primavara calda in suflet!

Dolors Reig Vilarrubla said...

Beautifull colors and prespectives. I have a friend who was emotionated if I send your link. She is from Romania, and she is very traditional, this is good!. A greatings.

smalldot said...

frumos

Carmen Negoita said...

Faine mărţişoare. :) Atât de frumos colorate.
Să ai o primăvară frumoasă şi fericită!

cartim said...

Foarte frumoase fotografiile tale facute la Muzeul Satului, martisoarele sunt originale , deosebite...

Un 1 Martie cat mai frumos si o prinavara cat mai senina !!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very colourful and good pictures, I like the puppets.

Greetings,
Filip

villa said...

Espectacular y completo reportaje fotográfico. Me gustan todas las tomas. Enhorabuena.

Saludos desde Salamanca.

Roger Gauthier said...

The colours are simply gorgeous. The whole series is of great interest as it illustrates the whole event.

Costea said...

Grozavă serie. Sper că ţi-ai luat şi tu unul :).

Robert Geiss said...

may happiness grow where such beauty is possible.

Gina Gao said...

These are really good pictures!

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dmd. said...

Primăvara să lucreze în (cu) tine...salutări.

Giancarlo said...

Molto belle le tue foto, sono piene di colori che ricordano la primavera!! felice week end per Te....ciao

ANRAFERA said...

Precious article the one that you show us across these retailers, colourists and visual photographies.
Thank you for this tradíción approaching and for your interesting and useful information.
Cordial regards.
Ramon

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