One card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC71
Dolls on the card are called "martenitsa - Pijo and Penda" and are part of the traditional Bulgarian custom Grandmother Marta (Baba Marta).
All over the world people meet spring with joy and new hope but it is only in Bulgaria where it is saved as an ancient custom.
The classical "martenitsa" is made out of red and white weaved threads. Sometimes it ends are made into tassels from the same yarn. Usually the tassels are decorated with blue beads, small golden coins or colorful threads.
In ancient times "martenitsa" was accepted as a ritual sign - an amulet for protection from evil spirits. Nowadays, almost all these functions are forgotten and it symbolises the coming of the spring. But even now Bulgarians believe that they will be healthy during the whole year if they wear "martenitsa" in March.
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