Happy March 1st – Chestita Baba Marta !
On 1st of March in Bulgaria people make and give their relatives and friends Martenitsas. Martenitsas are made of red and white strings. The red colour is for new life and re-birth and the white colour is for hope and new beginnings.
People wear the Martenitsas until they see their first stork at which time they take them off and tie them in a tree for good luck.
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