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Mărțișoare Workshop

February 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

ARCS – American Romanian Cultural Society invites you to join us for a spring celebration with a Mărțișor Workshop on Saturday, February 27 from 1 pm EST. The event is organized in partnership with the Romanian NGO – Cu Alte Cuvinte, and our community partners from Washington DC – Romanians of DC. The workshop is destined for kids ages 7+, or younger, supervised by a parent.

Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st, 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. Read more: http://romaniatourism.com/martisor.html

Romanian artist and musician Beatrice Iordan will lead the workshop. 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.

Materials needed:

– Colored wool threads: red, white and a color of your choice.
– A piece of cardboard (rectangle) with of about 8 cm; cardboard from a box of cereal.
– Scissors
– Medium safety needles.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucuCqpjwpGt0zLdFNa4px9bTqzbjd6BNa. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Organized with the support of Romanians of DC