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Happy Girl's Day!


March 3 marks the annual celebration of a more than one thousand year old Japanese tradition known as Hinamatsuri (雛祭り Hina-matsuri). This day is also called “Girl’s Day”, “Doll Festival”, and “Momo no Sekku”, which celebrates the blossoming of peach trees in early March. Peach blossoms are thought to ward off evil and bring good fortune to young girls. Dolls and peach blossoms are essential parts of Hinamatsuri.

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