Martenitsi (Bulgarian Baba Marta Tradition)

Some Martenitsi I designed in Blender for the Baba Marta day.

Grandma March Day (or simply Baba Marta, Bulgarian: Баба Марта) is a holiday celebrated in Bulgaria, on March 1st. Martenitsas, usually in the form of a wrist band, small yarn dolls, or tassels, are created by combining red and white colored threads and are worn on that day and throughout March. They are worn until a stork or a blossoming tree is seen, symbolizing the coming of spring, warmer weather, and well being. Once the stork or blooming tree appears the Martenitsa is taken off and hung on a tree. It is common in the spring to see trees festooned in Martenitsas.

Inscribed in 2017 on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Learn more about martenitsi in wikipedia.

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