St. David’s Day and Baba Marta

Traditional Bulgarian Martenitsa

March 1st. – a double celebration every year. First, as a Welshman, our national day, honouring the Celtic Saint David, by wearing a daffodil (or, if you have no sense of smell) a leek! (How do these get confused? Link to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12602857 ).

In Bulgaria, it’s the day of Granny March (Baba Marta), marked by giving friends and relatives a Martenitsa to celebrate the coming of Spring. The traditional colours are red and white, symbolising the male and female elements of life.

Welsh daffs it is, boyo!

More at: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=113734

Pleased to see, also, that Google searchers in Bulgaria today were treated to this localised logo:

Google Martenitsa

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