On 1 March in Romania and Republic of Moldova ,people celebrate a special day dedicated to women.
We receive and we offer to other women and girls little gifts special made for this day.In fact,any little object can be a gift for 1 March if it has a string in red and white which is the symbol of this celebration. It is called "Mărțișor" and can be weared pinned to your clothes ,on chest.
This tradition is 8000 years old.
It's very nice especially for the girls in school because everyone receives gifts from almost 30 boys and girls. Girls can offer them just to their closest friends but the boys have to be real gentlemen so they give gifts for all the girls in the classroom and of course,the teachers. The same do men at work.
For almost 2 weeks (don't forget we also have 8 March-another day for women :D) the streets and the markets are full of these things and is a real pleasure to watch so different and many models for all the tastes..
March is also the beggining of the spring and we also receive spring flowers : snowdrops or hyacinth.
When you want to impress somebody ,you can buy something more consistent :D ...for exemple i received this green swimsuit and a black blouse ...i've never thought of a swimsuit in march but anyways i like it very much.