Haiga © Steliana C. Voicu
Lui Iorgo

de Mărţişor -
căutând un talisman
pentru ziua nepotului

Little March Gift's Day -
searching for a talisman
on my nephew birthday

Petit cadeau du Mars -
chercher d'un talisman
sur l'anniversaire de mon neveu 

(Nihongo 日本語)
sangatsu-no gifuto - 3月のギフト
oi no tanjōbi ni の誕生日に
omamori o sagashite お守りを探して

127th WHA Haiga Contest (02 / 2015)


mărţişor = romanian string which consists of a white string and a red string woven together, with a little talisman attached to it. The mărţişor is weared by children and women from 1st March until the first trees blossoms, when they have to hang it from a branch in bloom (not every blossom branch, but the one of a fruit tree). It is believed that mărţişor brings health and good luck to the wearer.