Monday, 18 November 2019

Baba Marta at Danube Bridge Vidin Calafat, 01.03.2013

   The decoration with the Martenitsa is a typical Bulgarian tradition which has not been interrupted for more than 1300 years. The Martenitsa is a twisted white and red thread, mostly of wool. The colours have strictly defined meanings: the red symbolizes the blood, the white the purity, and happiness. Usually the Martenitsa shall be worn until a stork is seen, and only then they could be hung on a fruit tree.   
The Constructors of Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat Spanish, Portuguese, Czechs, Romanians, got acquainted with this ancient tradition. Many of them, who are not here for the first time, happily wear the Bulgarian Martenitsa.
   Baba Marta filled with joy all the constructors, the administration of the company executor of the Project FCC Construccion. With a basket full of Martenitsi, she went across the bridge to get to all workers and symbolically to transfer the tradition to the other side.