„Martisor” is one of the most beloved traditions of Romania’s intangible heritage, with a history dating back approximately eight millennia. It is a small trinket made from white and red threads, adorned with a charm, proudly worn from the first day of March. Rooted in Romanian culture, this tradition is a true symbol of rebirth, spring, hope, and protection.

Over time, the „Martisor” has evolved into more than just a piece of jewelry. It has become a part of the country’s culture and national identity. Teaching the significance of „Martisor” begins in childhood and plays an essential role in educating young people about local traditions. By understanding cultural values and symbols, children become aware of their cultural heritage. Hence, on March 1st, the Golesti Museum organized a creative workshop dedicated to making „mărțișoare”, involving children from the Radu Golescu school structure in Stefanesti (Golesti village).

Manual work, specifically the crafting of Martisors, can be a beneficial and inclusive activity for people with disabilities. Their active participation in creative activities contributes to their social integration. These initiatives not only support the recovery and development of these individuals but also promote a profound understanding of the importance of social inclusion.