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: ).

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!

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

Google Martenitsa


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