Happy 1st of March!

posted on 29th of february, 2008

There is an old Romanian tradition where men offer a small gift to women on 1st of March. The gift is wear and always has a nice red-white string (that's what makes it a "martisor"). The initial custom was that men were receving gifts from women, something changed in the last centuries, the meaning is the same! ;)

It means that spring is here. Here is one for all you ladies out there! The only one on the site by the way, which should give all Romanians an idea about what to shoot this weekend. ;)
We probably lack many other local symbols so if you are not a Romanian you might want to consider your most important local symbols and see how they are represented on the site.

Happy 1st of March!

Comments (13)

Posted by Littlemacproductions on March 01, 2008
The gift is in the giving!!
Posted by Stanicat on March 01, 2008
Very nice image. But indeed like Achile said it is o romanian celebration and ... the sales are relevant.
Posted by Ankevanwyk on February 29, 2008
Thanks, Achilles, for reminding me that autumn starts for us in South Africa on the 1st of March :-((( *grrrr* :-)))
Posted by Achilles on February 29, 2008
It took Denise less than 10 minutes, I bet Ellen thought it was more complicated! At least I did :)
Posted by Denisebeverly on February 29, 2008
St. David’s Day The feast day of St. David patron saint of Wales , there are two rendered dragons for this but several if you search St. David

thanks to Achilles as well!!
Posted by Ellenboughn on February 29, 2008
March 1 also has a completely different meaning in another country. Dreamstime has two images for this one. Do you know what the holiday is? Where it is from? And can you find the two images?
Posted by Lisafx on February 29, 2008
Lovely tradition! Thanks for sharing it :-)
Posted by 23marco45 on February 29, 2008
very nice, thank you :)
Posted by Papuga2006 on February 29, 2008
Thank you very much.
Posted by Thefinalmiracle on February 29, 2008
Hey Serban, we men want gifts too. I am willing to go back to the original traditions :P
Posted by Vac on February 29, 2008
Such a nice tradition... Happy spring to everybody! :-)
Posted by Ncn18 on February 29, 2008
Happy spring to everybody too...and "good light " in spring for some great shoots!!!
Posted by Xxabi on February 29, 2008
Happy 1st of March to everybody!

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