Mărțișor

So this year, I learned about a Romanian holiday called Mărțișor. This special day (March 1st) represents the first day of Spring, even though there is most likely still snow on the ground (or in the forecast). On this day, Romanians give each other Mărțișor – red and white tokens that are pinned to the shirt, or in my case, worn as a bracelet. You wear the Mărțișor all month, and at the end of the month, you tie it around a tree that has blossoms. It’s supposed to bring you good luck.

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I received my very own Mărțișor through the mail and wore it proudly for the whole month. Then, when the time was right, I found a beautiful tree – and tied it on. I took pictures because it was a gorgeous day. I got a weird look from the lady who owned the white car (at the bottom of the photo below), but it was totally worth it. I’m pretty sure she’s never tied a bracelet on a tree before in her life, and I forgive her for that.

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Now, I’m not superstitious, but since I completed the ritual, I’ve already received a job offer (an offer that I wanted 1,000% but had 0% chance of getting).

Coincidence? Or Romanian miracle? You decide.

(cred ca e un miracol)

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Bonus photo of beautiful nature

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