Dr. Nicole Basaraba

Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, TCD

Nicole Basaraba


Martisor – March 1st a Romanian celebration

March 1st is a Romanian holiday that is referred to as Mărțișor (pronounced kind of like “mart-see-shore”). From what I’ve seen through celebrating with Romanians, Mărțișor marks the beginning of spring and is also associated with women and fertility as a means of life and continuity. The tradition is also seen in Moldova and variations of Mărțișor

Flowers in November

I know that living in Belgium, I should expect to see weird things, but today’s sighting was a little bit of a surprise anyway. I was walking back to the office from my lunch break and I saw two men kneeling on the grass with gloves on and small shovels in their hands. They were