Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring amulets for Rednesday

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This Rednesday I'm sharing some darling charms my mother received from a pen pal friend many years ago to celebrate the Romanian tradition called Martisor. 

You can read about the history here on Wikipedia.  It sounds like such an interesting and fun tradition and celebration of Spring.  The tiny, fragile charms are tied on a red and a white thread, twisted together - red symbolizing good health and white, symbolizing peace and worn on March 1st.


  1. They're so pretty! I'll visit Wikipedia to learn more about them!
    Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Oh, how interesting! Happy Rednesday!

  3. It is always so amazing to learn and see the customs of others.

  4. Great custom! We should do that in America!

  5. These are beautiful. I love it when people hold onto cultural traditions, especially when it involves passing on/giving small tokens of happiness to friends and family!

  6. These are so charming! The ladybug one reminds me of a necklace that I had as a little girl....and I still have it!
    Happy REDnesday,