Saturday, February 28, 2009

Martisor 2009

In past years, I wrote both a rather academic article about Martisor and rewrote an old folktale. I thought I should try something different this year. I therefore made a little video about the Martisor Festival. It is not brilliant by any means but perhaps it captures a little of the tradition and symbolism involved.

I am not from Eastern Europe where this Festival is celebrated enthusiastically by most of the population and I therefore never could claim to be an expert in Martisor traditions, but it is a Festival that won my own heart and therefore has become a tradition for me. I hope this little video may inspire some one else to adopt the Martisor as an annual tradition.

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