Red & White

March 1, 2013

1 March 2013

March comes with sunshine and lots of smiles and colours – primary red and white – in Bulgaria. The red and white woven threads symbolize the wish for good health. They are the heralds of the coming of spring and life in general, reminding people of the constant cycle of life and death, the balance of good and evil, and of the sorrow and happiness in human life.

With best wishes from me!

<-Some martenitsas I gave and received today.

5 Responses to “Red & White”

  1. Marcel Says:

    I was in Bulgaria years ago around that time of the year and vividly remember this beautiful tradition. Thanks for reminding. With best wishes!

  2. joel Says:

    sweet and creative. i want one too 😉

  3. Rayna Says:

    @ Marcel: glad to hear. Best wishes to you, too!
    @ joel: Thanks. Next year will send you one 😉

  4. Ива и Петър Says:

    Честита баба Марта! Здраве и късмет!

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