Martenicka is an old Bulgarian tradition. The Bulgarian name of the tradition is Martenits. In other Balkan countries, this tradition is known and celebrated.
This tradition lasts every year during March. Maeteniçka bracelets are usually attached to the first day of March with wishes.
The tradition, which heralds the arrival of spring, aims to celebrate this beautiful time of the year with enthusiasm.
It reminds people of being one with nature, the miracle cycle of life.
How to Make Marteniçka? A bracelet is knitted from the red white rope for Martenitsa, or a white ornament is made to be attached to the hair. Marteniçka is also referred to as the March rope, in some regions this rope is attached to the collar.
Usually woolen rope is used to knit Marteniçka. But the material used is not very important, even with the ribbons you will find in your home you can learn your own wristband.
The bracelet or an ornamental wish is held with a wish and when March ends; It is removed when a stork, swallow or crane is seen in the sky or when a blooming tree is seen. According to the future of some regions, it is not a blooming tree, but when a fruit tree is seen, the bracelet is removed.
The removal bracelet is hiding under a large stone, or it is connected to the branches of the blooming tree so that the wish is real.
The meaning of Martenicka colors symbolizes a long life, white rope used when weaving martenitsa. Red rope symbolizes power, power, health and health.
It is a sine qua non of this tradition to give a gift to loved people by knitting Marteniçka. Because the Marteniçka wristband cannot be given money and purchased. Giving this red white bracelet to loved people, spouses, friends, relatives reinforces the sense of being together and keeps this future, which is very old.
It is believed that during the time of this red white bracelet, the wearing one protects the wearer from all the future evil.
The foundations of the Martenitsa story Martenitsa tradition extend long before the heavenly religions, to paganism. According to Paganism, this tradition is to celebrate the arrival of spring, the fertile times of the year. The awakening of the soil, air and water is celebrated together.
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