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Pink
Rosa
Dolls
Muñecas
Ceramic
Cerámica
Daughters
Hijas
Gatherings
Reuniones

Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls' Day

Learn about Hinamatsuri, a celebration for girls.

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Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls' Day

Learn about Hinamatsuri, a celebration for girls.

Intermediate
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It's the dawn of spring, and Japanese families are preparing to celebrate Girls' Day or Hinamatsuri, literally meaning Doll's Festival. This holiday is celebrated on March 3 to pray for the health and happiness of young girls. The celebration dates back to the Heian period (794-1192), when people threw handmade paper or straw dolls into the river to ward off misfortune and evil spirits.

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