Martisor, Martenitsa: Spring Party with Romanian and Balkan Music and Dance

Date: 
March 8, 2011 - 19:30 - 21:00
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Nador u. 13
Room: 
Lobby
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
CEU host unit(s): 
Student Life Office
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Martisor, Martenitsa: Spring Party with Romanian and Balkan Music and Dance

On the 1st of March Romanian, Moldavian and Bulgarian people celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the joyful holiday of Martisor or Martenitsa. On this day they exchange so called "Martenitsi" and wish great health, good luck, and happiness to family and friends. The Martisor/ Martenitsa is made of twined red and white threads - woolen, silk, or cotton. The white is a symbol of strength, purity and happiness. The red is associated with health, blood, conception, and fertility.

Romanian Dances with Cerbul de Aur:
In Cerbul de Aur's dance repertoire currently contains dances from Oltenia, Muntenia, Dobrogea, Moldova, Maramures, and Southern Transylvania. The musical accompaniment is provided by the Móc-Art orchestra. 

Balkan Dance Club with Cerbul de Aur and Falkafolk:
Falkafolk ensemble offers Greek, Bulgarian, Albanian, Romanian, Macedonian music and dance in their dance houses. 

Reception provided by Student Life Office and CAC