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Martenitsa (Bulgarian: мартеница, pronounced [ˈmartɛnit͡sa]; plural мартеници martenitsi) is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1 until around the end of March (or the first time an individual sees a stork, swallow, or budding tree). The name of the holiday is Baba Marta. “Baba” (баба) is the Bulgarian word for “grandmother” and Mart (март) is the Bulgarian word for the month of March. Baba Marta is a Bulgarian tradition related to welcoming the upcoming spring. The month of March, according to Bulgarian folklore, marks the beginning of springtime. Therefore, the first day of March is a traditional holiday associated with sending off winter and welcoming spring. read more about it…

In the evening we organized an International Charity Ball with the participation of 80 students who wanted to be part of a charity event. Our guests from Blagoevgrad presented and represented their beautiful town and country through music and dance.

Our volunteers performed some traditional songs.

We tried to bring also a little bit of colour with a medieval costume festival.

Legendary princes and queens showed up from the history: Elisabeth, Queen of England; Catherine de Medici, Queen of France; Princess Elena Cuza of Romania.

The Mayor of Roman, Mr. Dan Laurentiu Leoreanu, appreciated the event, the ACES initiative and our partner from Bulgaria.

Ms. Elena Preda, Educational Inspector of Neamt County, complimented the guests and the participants for involving in volunteering actions for the local community.