March 1st is Mărțișor , the day to celebrate the coming of spring and friendship. People give each other pins to wish them a healthy and prosperous year. At the village school there was an art contest and I was asked to help judge. The best part was that the children were asked to use ‘reuse’ materials in the construction of their Mărțișor items. There were many beautiful creations from paper and yarn and others used other types of “reuse” material.