Must thank you so much for sharing this Romanian Rite of Spring. Has firmed up my resolve to add snowdrops to our gardens, which sent me to another of your articles "Snowdrops - The First Sign of Spring." Learned a lot, and now will be on the watch for those precious bulbs to become available. When our first snowdrops make an appearance next year, I will think of them as our first martisor.
Katy, thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed my articles which made you want to plant snowdrops in your garden. Maybe some day Martisor will become popular in your country too , same as Valentines Day became popular in Romania!