This post is coming in 4 days late, my apologies! It should have been the first of March. Finally the birds have started to sing their song and mornings have become a little more sweet for it. Some of you may be familiar with March bracelets, very commonly worn on March 1st until the end […]
This is an excellent post about a really fascinating tradition and a very pretty one, as well. I hadn’t actually learned too much about this tradition until this year.
One of my coworkers at work actually wears her martenitsa (what she calls the bracelet – her family is from Bulgaria) all year round. She wears 2 to start spring from March 1st. When she sees the first bloom she’ll take off 1 of the bracelets and tie it to the tree she saw the bloom on. The second bracelet she wears for the whole year. I think that one is a particular family tradition, but it’s something really wonderful to have learned about on the 1st when we were talking.∗