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Hinamatsuri

, also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a special day in Japan. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

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Celebrating Girls

March 3rd is the annual doll festival in Japan. It celebrates female children by displaying ceramic dolls dressed in robes from the ancient imperial court. Families pray for girls' continued health and happiness.

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