March the third Girls’ Day

March the third Girls’ Day

Hina dolls out of boxes

Peach flowers in vase


About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of Haiku Poems and Haiku Poems II( Old resident of Tokyo.
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11 Responses to March the third Girls’ Day

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Sounds like a lovely occasion.

  2. hsampson says:


  3. mopana says:

    Sounds like a tradition, Ashi. It must be beautiful 🙂

    • AshiAkira says:

      Yes, it is a tradition. For hundreds of years, the Japanese people have celebrated March 3 as Girls’ Day and May 5 as Boys’ Day. They celebrated the girls’ day with peach flowers and hina dolls and the boys’ day with shobu (calamus ?) flowers and samurai (warrior) dolls. Years ago a government-sponsored bill was passed to combine the two festival days into one Children’s Day observed on May 5 which was made a national holiday. The people gladly accepted the national holiday but kept on the 2 separate festival days – a peaceful example of what can be and cannot be regulated. 🙂

  4. Azul Zaffre says:

    Sounds wonderful, almost like a festival?

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