Martis - A Greek Tradition To Welcome Spring

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 28 February 2019
Martis - A Greek Tradition To Welcome Spring
March marks the beginning of spring here in Greece, and Greeks have an original custom to celebrate its arrival: weaving a traditional "Martis" bracelet from red and white string on March 1st and wearing it until the end of March or instead leaving it on a rose bush upon seeing the first swallow!
 
According to Greek tradition, the red and white bracelet Martis bracelet is also considered to protect the wearer's skin from the coming months of strong Greek sunshine. 

To make your own Martis bracelet, please visit: akamatra.com