According to Bulgarians and Romanians, today (oops yesterday) is the day to welcome the coming spring. They believe that Granny March (old lady, who often changes her moods) comes and brings different weather. Days are warm and sunny, when she’s happy. The winter is back when she’s angry. The goal is to make her happy, and let spring come faster.
If you wish to meet spring as soon as possible, you need to decorate your clothes, animals and houses with martenitsa (two small, white and red wool dolls - Pizho and Pendamade) and keep it till the moment you notice the first spring birds and blossomed trees. Then you just need to remove it and tie it to a blossomed fruit tree.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to meet spring with joy and new hope.
Bye Bye Winter !