martenitsi 2018

One more thing that, like Parade of Spirits, we’ve been doing since 2011.

This year we just made them for each other and for one other family of friends — but we had found three new tutorials we really liked and so it was no chore at all, in fact it was more fun than it has been in years. We found a great bracelet making tutorial, and breakdancing martenitsi (as well as chenille ones in togas)!

And what a surprise, we found some mystery martenitsa in our own doorway as well!

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No one’s seen the tree or bush they want to leave theirs on yet though… particularly since it was snowing horizontally the day after Baba Marta day.