One of my favorite Bulgarian traditional holidays – the 1st of March is approaching (more about the tradition here). It is is the time when we give Martenitsas and wishes for health and happiness.
This tradition is so dear to me as it brings me back to my childhood and the times spent with my grandparents. It also reminds me how small gifts given with love (like Martenitsas”) can be much more meaningful than expensive gifts made because there is an occasion and something needs to be bought.
This year I am planning to make Martenitsas on my own and give them to the people who I love together with a piece of my heart. Just like my grandma would have done.