On the first day of March, people of Moldova celebrate the revival of nature in another way.
They give each other a symbol, called Mărțișor. There are 2 strings with hanging tassel, the white and red, tied together. Women and men wear it pinned to their clothes, close to the heart, until the end of March. On the 31st March, they choose a fruit-tree twig, tie to it and make a wish.
According to Wikipedia, the word Mărțișor is the diminutive of marț, the old folk name for March, and thus literally means "little march".
It is considered the symbol of prosperity, friendship, love and revival of nature. People believe that they will have luck if they wear a cute Mărțișor all these days.
In the city center, Chisinau, each year you can choose your "mărțișor" from a huge variety of red&white symbols.
Take a look at the market stall the day before 1 March: