Category: Romanian Holidays

Martisor, a 8000-Year Old Romanian Celebration, Brings Good Luck, Health and Happiness

Martisor, a 8000-Year Old Romanian Celebration, Brings Good Luck, Health and Happiness Martisor is a 8000-year old Romanian holiday and one of the country’s most representative tradition. Martisor (Mărțișor) symbolizes the end of winter and the coming of spring,  and is symbolically correlated to women, life and fertility. Back in the days, according to the old calendar, March 1 was celebrated as the beginning of the new year. The word Martisor is the diminutive of March and could be translated ‘little March’. On March 1 men offer girls and women a red and white string with a small talisman attached ... Read more