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Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:08

Grandma March Day (or simply Baba Marta) is a holiday celebrated in Bulgaria. It is celebrated on the 1st of March.

This year Baba Marta welcomed all students and teachers from school "Ivan Vazov" at the school door, again.  She gave all of them martenitsi”. On the 1st of March,  Bulgarians  give  the friends and the members of family  white and red amulets, called “martenitsa”.

Martenitsa” are worn on that day and through March (until a stork or a bloomed tree is seen) to symbolize warmer weather and well being. Old Bulgarians call it Birch Month, because it was around the time when birch trees start to grow leaves and give a sap.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 March 2010 06:26