1st of March: Mărțișor Day in Romania
For most people around the world, spring arrives on March 20th.
Yet, in Romania, people celebrate the first day of spring today, the 1st of March.
On this day, Romanian men buy small trinkets attached to a silky red-white threads (șnur) tied into a bow and offer them to their girlfriends, wives, family members, friends and colleagues to show friendship, respect or admiration.
Happy Mărțișor Day!
More about this tradition here: http://romaniatourism.com/martisor.html