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What about Bulgaria in Vienna?

What comes in your mind when you read such a title?
For me I am thinking of


My first Martenitsa


Today I had a visit from a friend of mine he is from Bulgaria. He opened his bag and give me a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn or band.
It’s custom that this yarn worn from March 1 until the first signs of spring shows on (a stork, a swallow, a typical spring flowers or a flowering tree), The ritual end then by taking off the martenitsa and tiding it up to a blossoming tree or hiding it under stones.


Rila Monastery