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February 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Romanians of DC has the pleasure of inviting you to a Virtual Workshop to create Mărțișoare on Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 pm EST. The event organized by the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) in Seattle with the support of ARCS Detroit and the Romania United Fund, will feature Romanian artist and musician Beatrice Iordan. The workshop is destined for kids ages 7+, or younger, supervised by a parent. Please register in advance for this event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYudu-hqjsjE9f6NZgtrYeHMom0EMnZAEJp After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated every year on March 1st all over Romania and the Republic of Moldova and also widely spread in Bulgaria and the Balkans. The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March (Martie in Romanian). It is believed that the person who wears the red and white string would enjoy a prosperous and healthy year.
Beatrice Iordan is a puppet artist, museum pedagogue at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, and she plays the cobza in the band “Trei Parale”. She also does shadow theater with “Hopa Trop”, her theater company, paints angels and – more than that – she believes that power and inspiration lie in ourselves, that we are our own mentor. You can find out more about her from this article in Romanian.