Martisorul (March 1) - Romanian traditional celebration of spring, freshness, joy, the victory of good against evil. On this occasion, women receive small gifts, decorative articles (trinkets), tied with a white ribbon red to symbolize good luck and prosperity. Red is considered the color of spring and winter white color. It is usually associated early spring flowers, the most representative is the snowdrop.

Festival tradition has existed for thousands of years, the first archaeological evidence dating back to the Getae. The origins of the custom are found in the celebrations in honor of the Roman god Mars, the god of fertility and vegetation, or the equivalent of Thrace, celebrations in honor of the god Marsyas Silen. Women wore Dacian coins or pebbles associated with wool yarn red and white for good luck and a good year.

Habits like to meet in the Balkans, Bulgaria where the name Marten, Macedonia, Albania.

Martisorul is an old Romanian tradition of over 8000 years. The earliest evidence of this Sarab were discovered by archaeologists at Staging Cladovei, Mehedinti. Martisorul consists of two braided cords also DNA. Red means love, and white divinity. Celebration March amulet symbolizes the rebirth of life, return to viata.Exista researchers think is about the return to life after the Biblical Flood.

This ancient custom of spring is specific of the Romanian people and their beliefs and practices originated in agrarian. 's Celebration takes place on the first day of March, considered the first month of spring.

In Rome, the beginning of the new year was celebrated on 1 March, the month named after the god Mars, the protector of the field and the cattle god who personifies the rebirth of nature. The ancient Thracians same attributes we have god Marsyas Silen, considered the inventor whistle, cult or being related to maternal and vegetation glia. Of them were religious celebrations of spring, flowers and fecundity of nature.

In many excavations in Romania were found trinkets with a length greater than 8000 years. Form of small river stones painted white and red, they were strung on thread and worn at the neck. Red, on fire, blood and sun, was attributed to life, so women. Instead, the white color gives the purity of water, the white cloud was specific man wisdom. Moreover, cord express Martisorului inseparable blend of the two principles as a continuous movement of matter. It means sharing the vital forces that give rise living, the daily cycle of nature.

Red white and remained until today as a symbol of equality, they are retrieved and tree wedding or funeral. Spread to all provinces of the country, martisor is mentioned for the first time Golescu Iordache. Folklorist Simion Florea Marian reported that in Moldova and Bucovina martisor consists of a gold or silver coin tied with red and white ribbon to the neck of children. It was faith that made ​​Martisorului port that they have luck. Girls wore it for twelve days in the neck, after which he caught in his hair and held him until the arrival of storks or so until the first tree to flourish. Then, with a cord linking the tree branch and toss Sincerely buying their house, because all year to be their beautiful face and white. Based on the above tradition, Arghezi speculate on the history Martisorului. We quote a few passages in the original form of the book "The baton in Bucharest", known for their picturesque:

"... At first, when you have been the beginning martisor trinket and maybe it was not her name, but daughters and wives who were holding the cheek innocence even before this started, they noticed that the wind spring stain their skin and there was no cure. Carturaresele of old, then came the scribes, making "witchcraft" and making love and have taught girls with freckles and heat up to the neck with a twisted silk thread. thread was so good that all the ladies in the slums and center comes out in March to wire the neck.

March ... slowly wind that dapple eyelids, nose and chin, called trinket and evil to be taken in haste, silk cord was made ​​zintii Tuesday. If we say that thread was red, he avoided understand and wind, and the evil eye.

A jeweler, to sell faster healing wires, had the idea to hang them each a testimony, which came in the price. As he was paying the thread, the jewel was free. The rule is broken when the jewel began to be sold, becoming free silk thread ... "

Martisorul (martu the Romans) is a Romanian specific habit inherited from Gauls and Romans, found in other nations. March of the popular name - "trinket" is ...