March the third Girls’ Day
Hina dolls out of boxes
Peach flowers in vase
Sounds like a lovely occasion.
Yes, it is for girl. Of course we have the boys’ day too – May 5.
Sounds like a tradition, Ashi. It must be beautiful 🙂
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. 🙂
Wow! These are very beautiful traditions, Ashi. Thanks for sharing them with me ❤
Sounds wonderful, almost like a festival?
Yes, it is a people’s traditional festival. 🙂
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