Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The National Village Museum „Dimitrie Gusti”

Muzeul Naţional al Satului „Dimitrie Gusti” organizează în perioada 27 februarie – 8 martie 2017 târgul      „De Mărţişor. Târg cu tâlc...” care își propune promovarea vechiului obicei al dăruirii, la început de primavară, a micilor obiecte artizanale cu rol protector precum și a meșteșugului stimulând creativitatea, originalitatea și inspirația ce dau naștere unor mărțișoare deosebite.

Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st.
The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March (Martie in Romanian).
It is believed that the person who wears the red and white string would enjoy a prosperous and healthy year.
In modern times, and especially in urban areas, the Mărțișor lost most of its talisman properties and became more a symbol of friendship, love, appreciation and respect. The black threads were replaced by red, but the delicate wool string is still a ‘cottage industry’ among people in the countryside, who comb out the wool, dye the floss, and twist it into thousands of tassels. In some areas, the amulets are still made with black and white string, to ward off evil.Related to Martisor and also symbol for spring in Romania is the snowdrop flower.

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