It's the 1st of March, and in many cultures and civilizations, those past ones and many still-existing ones, this day was meant to represent the beginning of Spring, and the bloom of a new life for a new year.
In the Romanian tradition, from which i inherit half of my blood and soul, the 1st of March is the “Martsishor” day, the day of celebrating Spring and Women.
In the Martsishor day, (originally from “Martie”, that is, March in english. Hence, Martsishor explicitly means in English “Lil' March”), Women are rewarded with flowers and “Martsishors” for being the symbol of beauty and bloom of this life, celebrating their spring blush for a new beginning.
Martsishors, the things that women are rewarded with in this day, are small funky handmade badges, that men give to the women that he loves and and respect. Those badges consist mainly of Red and White fabrics and filaments (Yeah, The Dacia nation figured the beauty of Red and White together before you Roba ;) along with different sorts of small stuff!!!
Doing a small Photo googling, those pictures might help you more realize what a Martsishor is.
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