Sunday, March 1, 2009
Happy "Baba Marta"
Today, March 1st in Bulgaria, we celebrate "Baba Martha", March is Marth in Bulgarian. People give each other "martenichki" bracelets made of white and red yarn or little pins made of white and red yarn. When they tie your bracelet you can make a wish for each knot they tie - usually 3 knots.
You wear your bracelet until the Spring comes, usually when you see a blooming tree or you see a stork. Then you tie your bracelet to a tree or you put it under a stone so your wishes will come true. It's a fun holiday and it's celebrated only in Bulgaria. I thought I would share it with my blogging friends.
Posted by Zlaty