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The custom of the martișor, an ancestral symbol of an old scenario of renewing time on the eve of spring, is linked, according to tradition, to the moment of the symbolic birth and death of a native female deity - Baba Dochia. Mărțisor is also the popular name of the month of March, the month of the beginning of the agricultural year.

The habit of the martishor has survived to the present day, but not to the sensibility of another date.


In popular belief, the mullet symbolizes the rope of the year that gathers, by intertwining the two calendar days, the 36The colors white and red represent the two opposite seasons, winter and summer. In ancient traditional societies, only these two basic seasons are known, spring and autumn being considered passing seasons._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136_bad5cf58d_According to Bucovina beliefs, the martișor is the thread of the days of the year, spun by Baba Dochia while he was climbing the mountain with the sheep, similar to the thread of man's life spun at birth by the she-bear.The white color represents the cold of the winter that was ending, and the red the heat of the summer that naturally followed in the calendar.


The martisor was a symbol worn with much dignity and solemnity by members of traditional society, who avoided any uncivilized behavior during the period when the martisor adorned their clothing.


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