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Mărțișor in Romania

Romanians celebrate Mărțișor on March 1 to welcome the spring time and appreciate life.

Mărțișor trinkets in Romania.
Mărțișor trinkets in Romania.

Celebrate Martisor

Read and white threads, known as “snur” in Romanian, are tied to small gifts to be given to friends and family members. These symbolize friendship and appreciation.

Public life

Mărțișor is an observance and not a public holiday in Romania.

About Martisor

Some say that Mărțișor celebrations date back to as far as 8000 years ago. It is believed that the celebration stems from Roman origins, while others claim that it is a tradition of the Dacians, an ancient group of people who lived in and around the Carpathian Mountains and west of the Black Sea. Both the Romans and Dacians celebrated New Year’s Day in early March, which also marked the start of the spring season in the northern hemisphere.

Mărțișor Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
ThuMar 11990MărțișorObservance
FriMar 11991MărțișorObservance
SunMar 11992MărțișorObservance
MonMar 11993MărțișorObservance
TueMar 11994MărțișorObservance
WedMar 11995MărțișorObservance
FriMar 11996MărțișorObservance
SatMar 11997MărțișorObservance
SunMar 11998MărțișorObservance
MonMar 11999MărțișorObservance
WedMar 12000MărțișorObservance
ThuMar 12001MărțișorObservance
FriMar 12002MărțișorObservance
SatMar 12003MărțișorObservance
MonMar 12004MărțișorObservance
TueMar 12005MărțișorObservance
WedMar 12006MărțișorObservance
ThuMar 12007MărțișorObservance
SatMar 12008MărțișorObservance
SunMar 12009MărțișorObservance
MonMar 12010MărțișorObservance
TueMar 12011MărțișorObservance
ThuMar 12012MărțișorObservance
FriMar 12013MărțișorObservance
SatMar 12014MărțișorObservance
SunMar 12015MărțișorObservance
TueMar 12016MărțișorObservance
WedMar 12017MărțișorObservance
ThuMar 12018MărțișorObservance
FriMar 12019MărțișorObservance
SunMar 12020MărțișorObservance

Quick Facts

Mărțișor in Romania celebrates the start of spring. The name stems from the word March, which is “Martie” in Romanian.

Mărțișor 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mărțișor 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Name in other languages

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in March 2015 in Romania

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