Happy First of March

In a tradition basically unknown anywhere else in the world, Bulgarian people celebrate the first day of March every year with strings and tassels and these little people made of red and white yarn. For good luck.

They’re called martenitsa

You make them for your family and your friends, and you tie red and white strings around your wrists.

Mum always makes these for everyone in the family.

You’re supposed to take it off when you see a stork for the first time, and tie it to tree. We don’t really have storks here so I guess I’m stuck with it.

So whether it is spring that is coming or autumn, wherever you are, I hope it brings good luck; and that whatever it is that you do brings you joy 😊

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