Cultural Practices Associated to the 1st of March comprise traditions to celebrate the beginning of spring. The main practice consists of wearing a red and white thread to ensure the safe, harmonious passage from winter to spring. All members of the communities concerned participate, and the practice contributes to social cohesion, interaction with nature, intergenerational exchange and creativity. Transmission is spontaneous and occurs through informal learning in families, neighbourhoods and workshops, as well as through dedicated school and museum programmes.
South East Europe
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Authors and personalities: Ion Serban, director.
Production: C. Brailoiu Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, producer ; Romanian Academy, producer ; Roumania. Ministry or Culture, producer. Bulgarian National Television, sponsor ; Opetcheska Tatarchevska, Macedonia, sponsor ; Moldova. Ministry of Culture, sponsor ; Consatntin Br?iloiu Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, sponsor.
Rights: C. Brailoiu Institute of Ethnography and Folklore; Romanian Academy; Roumania. Ministry or Culture
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