Happy 1st of March!

The 1st of March is a day of celebration in several Balkan countries.

According to the tradition related to welcoming the spring, Martinkas or Martenitsi are red and white colored bracelets that bring health and happiness; a sort of lucky charm.
They are given away to friends and family and are worn around the wrist from Baba Marta Day (March 1) until the one who wears it sees a blossoming tree (or until late March).

This tradition is inscribed since 2017 on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.