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Today is the first day of March. According to our tradition, we, Bulgarians, wear Martenitsas. Do you know what it is?


Take a look of this:




On the first day of March and few days afterwards, Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels or small dolls called "Пижо и Пенда" (Pizho and Penda). In Bulgarian folklore the name Baba Marta (in Bulgarian баба Марта meaning Grandma March) is related to a grumpy old lady whose mood swings change very rapidly.

This is an old pagan tradition and remains almost unchanged today.


What do you think happens in church when a person starts wearing martenitsas?

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