Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring in Village Museum - Martisor

















Martisor is an old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st, which according to old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. The tradition is authentic in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians and Aromanians.
The name Martisor is the diminutive of mart the old folk name for March (Martie, in modern Romanian), and thus literally means "little March". It is also the folk name for this month.
Martisor is the name for the red and white string from which a small decoration is tied, and which is offered by people on the 1st day of March.

15 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful colors of spring :)

Costea said...

La mulţi ani!!! :)

Fram Actual said...

Spring = Color, and you have captured the colors of springtime, of Romanian traditions, of "Little March" most perfectly, Daliana.

Once again, you have demonstrated your love for Romania and your talent at illustrating its history and its customs through the power of your photography. You are an excellent spokesperson for your country.

A super post ....

cartim said...

Ce interesante sunt creeatiile artizanilor de la Muzeul Satului ...

Primavara frumoasa si La mmulti ani!!!

Gabriela Pana said...

Minunat!Iti doresc o primavara senina!

Silvina Soave said...

Hermosas fotografías, son muy buenas todas tus fotos! Me encantó la foto del gato jugando. Saludos desde Argentina.

ANRAFERA said...

Fotografías llenas de detalles tradicionalistas y alegres tonalidades. Me gustan.
Cordial saludo y feliz semana.
Ramón

Stan said...

Delightful, charming and colorful images! One does not expect a woman in 'peasant garb' to be looking at her smart phone -- good catch. Thanks for the interesting commentary on the occasion.

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Liviu Bimbea said...

O colecţie interesantă de mărţişoare.

Larisa said...

Minunate fotografii! O adevarata explozie de culori. Excelente!

CARMEN said...

Fotografiile tale sunt ARTA pura! Superbe cadre!
Sa ai parte de o prinavara minunata!
☆★☆★☆★☆

Andreea B said...

Martisoarele sunt frumoase dar felul in care le-ai surprins le pune si mai mult in valoare. Fluturasul mai are putin si zboara :)

copilul in oras said...

O parte din fotografii le-am admirat deja. Cea cu pisoiul și mărțișorul este favorita mea.
O seară frumoasă îți doresc!

Betty Manousos said...

very beautiful!!