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Baba Marta Crafternoon

REEEC 'Crafternoon': Martenitsa

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
Sponsor
REEEC
Location
306 Coble Hall (801 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820)
Date
Mar 1, 2024   3:00 - 5:00 pm  
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Danielle Sekel
E-Mail
dsekel2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Outreach

Please join us on Friday, March 1 for a REEEC Crafternoon event! We will enjoy festive snacks as we celebrate Baba Marta and make our own martenitsi. On March 1 all across the Balkans, people celebrate the martenitsa/martisor/martinka, the known symbol of spring. Participants exchange small red and white adornments that symbolize health, prosperity, and the triumph of life over a cold and dark winter. These tokens are worn as bracelets, pins, or charms until the first signs of spring emerge, whereupon they are tied to blossoming trees. 

Stop by Coble Hall between 3 and 5pm to make your own!

Честита Баба Марта!


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