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Human martenitsa

by Vassy M., girl from Bulgaria

27 comments · 2 · March 1, 2013


Vassy M. - National Art Martenitsa, Vintage Red Beret, Second Hand Red Blazer, Red Belt, Gap Red Bag, White Turtleneck, Red Gloves, Second Hand White Corduroy Pants, Red Booties, Handmade Red Bead Necklace, Avon Red Watch, Silver Ring - Human martenitsa
  1. Martenitsa

    National art

    , in Lifestyle
  2. Vintage red beret

    , in Berets
  3. Second hand red blazer

    , in Blazers
  4. Red belt

    , in Belts
  5. Red bag


    , in Gap Bags
  6. White turtleneck

    , in Sweaters
  7. Red gloves

    , in Gloves
  8. Second hand white corduroy pants

    , in Jeans
  9. Red booties

    , in Boots
  10. Handmade red bead necklace

    , in Necklaces
  11. Red watch


    , in Watches
  12. Silver ring

    , in Rings

Baba Marta (Grandma March) is celebrated on March 1 for over a thousand years. In Bulgarian folklore the name Baba Marta is related to a grumpy old lady whose mood changes very rapidly. We exchange small pieces of adornments, martenitsi are always given as gifts. It is supposed for people never to buy martenitsi for themselves. They are given to loved ones, friends, and those people to whom one feels close. They are worn on clothing, or around the wrist or neck, made of white and red yarn until we see a stork or a blooming tree. The red and white woven threads symbolize the wish for good health. They are the heralds of the coming of spring in Bulgaria and life in general.

To honour this day and to get some more holiday mood, I dressed as a human martenitsa today :)

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Comments (27)

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Ruxandra Ioana
It's an 8000 year-old tradition from the geto-dacian people. They thought the crossing between red and white will scare off bad luck :). Romania being a mix between romans and dacians, kept the tradition alive :D. I have Bulgarian roots as well btw ^^
Vassy M.
You don't say! The last one for sure made my day! :) So happy to have "met" you! :)
Ruxandra Ioana
My grandfather from my father's side was 100% bulgarian. He married my romanian grandmother :) . I was always curious about my past and yet, never been in Bulgaria. I want to visit someday.
It's nice to meet you too ^^
Vassy M.
Wish you to fulfil this goal soon! There is so much to see here! Maybe we should keep this topic on at some more private way ;)
Ruxandra Ioana
Thank you so much! I wish you a wonderful evening :)
BLISS  M. @rudolf_house
Vassy M.
Thank you, Bliss, for always giving me these sweet comments!
Ola Wiecha
Great look!
Vassy M.
Thanks a lot, Ola! Kisses! :)
Lavinia F
you look great in red
Vassy M.
Thank you! I wear red since I was a baby :)
GaiL J
love the red!
Vassy M.
Thank you very much, dear Gail :)
Maria K
Love it so much!
Vassy M.
I'm so glad you do, my friend! Miss you!
your beaded bracelet is just cuuute!!
Vassy M.
Thank you, I'm happy you like it :)
Camilla Gomes
cool! +fan
Vassy M.
Thank you so much, I'm flattered!


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