First March – is a special day in Bulgaria, the day when it’s time to be happy that the spring is coming. Bulgaria is in white and red – all decorated with martenitsa. The list of strange Bulgarian customs is long, Martenitsi is one of them.
Bulgaria is a country of more than 1,300 years, so the origin of much of the customs is related to our past. Almost same red and white decorations can be seen in Tibet.
When and why the martenitsa are invented – no one knows exactly, but obviously the combination of white and red is a special color combination. Red and white can be seen in Bulgarian national costumes, the embroideries and other decorations.
I wish you to be red and white!
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