Martisor

Martisor is a symbol of spring and friendship. It is an old custom going back to the Dacians.
It is a small object usually a flower, animal, letter, a chimney sweeper. There are ‘martisoare’ with all the zodiac signs. They can be made of wood, glass or plastic.
People buy them from the shops or even in the streets before the 1st of March. People offer them to those they love.
Once upon a time there was a prince who fell in love with a beautiful princess. But he was too shy to tell her that he loved her. On the 1st of March he made a little heart of glass and tied it with a red and white thread on the princess’s wrist. And so the princess understood his feelings and they lived happily ever after.
Clara Albert,10 years

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