3rd March 2024 by

Hinamatsuri 3 March

Hinamatsuri is an annual festival that takes place on March 3rd and is associated with the start of spring. It is known as ‘Girls Day’ in English. The festival prays for the growth and prosperity of young girls.

One way it is celebrated is with the display of traditional Japanese dolls called hinaningyo at home. The dolls are said to ward off misery. There are certain foods associated with the festival such as Hishi Mochi, a type of cake and Hina arare which are sweet rice crackers.

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