Japanese-style ancestral tradition
2 March 2019
The Mărțișor, celebrated each year in the early days of March, symbolizes the renaissance and the arrival of the spring and makes us feel the energy of a new beginning.
At the National Museum of History of Moldova this event was marked on March 2 by the „Japanese-style ancestral tradition" event organized by the Public Relations Department, Museum Education (coordinator: Natalia Popovici) in collaboration with the Youth Station of the Young Tourists from Chișinău municipality and Origami Center Moldova.
The cultural and educational event has provoked students to engage affectionately and effectively in the making of Japanese-style Mărțișor, to learn customs, traditions and legends related to the feast of the Mărţişor, which reminds us of the important role that small objects have and which were considered true talismans for luck and health.
The event began with a show of music, poetry and dance, followed by a workshop where students were encouraged to make origami Mărțișor. The activity has been a real success: the useful and the pleasure were harmoniously combined, while the creative thinking of participants was stimulated through play, learning and work. At the end of this meeting, dozens of Mărțișor-cranes took their flight, together with their creators, to the dear beings they were destined to...
The handcrafted Mărțișor brought the spring in the museum and gave everyone the feeling of rebirth, of beauty and of love.