THE GREEK RED & WHITE MARCH BRACELET
It is believed that the custom of “Martis” originated in Ancient Greece and specifically in the Eleusinian Mysteries, where the people who participated used to wear a thread named “Kroki” around their right hand and left foot. Nowadays, the custom is still carried on with the red and white threaded bracelet and it is worn throughout the whole month of March.
Traditionally, in Greece, March is considered the first month of spring, and the hope for warm days and a lot of sun. Therefore, especially for young children, wearing the March bracelet also means you are protected from the burning sun.