Spring Celebration „Povestea Mărţişorului” la ULIM

On Friday, March 7th, the international students from ULIM participated in a workshop where they made Mărțișori. This event is part of the many events organized under the motto ,,People’s Friendship’’. The activity was initiated by the Moldovan students from ULIM to exchange culture experiences, to promote the national and international values, and to consolidate the friendship relations with the international students.

The event started with the song: „Primăvară, primăvară” (,,Spring, spring’’), sang by Anastasia Vulpe, 3rd year student from the Faculty of Letters.

There was presented a detailed story of ,, Mărțișor”. The foreign students listened attentively to the legend, history and traditions of the 1st March celebration.

A special moment was when the student Alexandru Piancovschi (Faculty of Letters) sang in English and Russian. All those who knew the lyrics, could sing and applaud in a friendly atmosphere with him.

Lately, Mrs. Tatiana Bazgu, professor at the Department of Design, Faculty of Informatics and Engineering of ULIM, organized a workshop. She explained to the students the significance of Mărţişor, why it is considered the spring symbol, and how they can make a paper mărțișor. The students from Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Ukraine, Russia, China, Korea, etc. succeeded to make mărțișori of all shapes. Those who made the most beautiful mărțișori received small prices.

Mrs. Valentina Ciumacenco, Director of the International Cooperation Center welcomed the students’ initiative, and thanked all the participants at the activity.

Towards the end of the event everybody danced a very happy ,,Hora’’(a Moldovan folk dance). A special thing of the event was the „Mărţişor Cake’’.

To conclude, Mrs Ciumacenco wished that the spring brings warmth, peace and tranquility in everybody’s soul! That the warm sun shines their paths, full of happiness and love! Give the traditional mățișor to your lovers to prove them respect and love.

Have a very happy spring at ULIM!