An online shop for folklore music (CD and DVD), Bulgarian traditional costumes, souvenirs, books and learner’s books for Bulgarian language, icons, carpets from Chiprovtsi and other articles connected to Balkan folklore.
Due to the current global situation with Covid-19 we are temporary unable to deliver outside Bulgaria.
If you are walking along the streets in Bulgaria on the 1st of March you will witness many smiling faces. But first of all your eyes will be captured by martenitsas. Everyone has decorated their clothes with them. Moreover, you can see decorated dogs and cats. In the small villages in the mountains people decorate their domestic animals: lambs, kids, young horses. Houses have their own martenitsa, as well.
Pictures of martenitsa - Baba Marta traditional Bulgarian custom
Send martenitsa to your friends!
The Martenitsa (martenica)... this magical amulet inherited by our predecessors is the first sign of the coming spring. That's why each Bulgarian wears martenitsa on the first of March, symbolizing ones faith that hereon everything will be better. People will smile because they believe they have won the benevolence of Baba Marta.
Grandmother Marta, traditional Bulgarian custom (Baba Marta). Photos (pictures) of martenitsa. Send martenica card to your friends or buy martenica from Balkanfolk shop.
Balkanfolk workshop is a meeting of participants from around the world. Admirers of the Balkan folklore will experience the culture, traditions and customs of the Balkan countries and the beauty of Bulgaria.