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Girls Are Special Today!

“Girls Day” or officially called “Doll’s Day” or Hinamatsuri in Japan is celebrated each year on March 3.

Japanese immigrants who left Japan who came to the United States in the late 1800s celebrated this yearly event. Although this day is celebrated differently than they are in Japan, it’s easy to see their Japanese origins. Girls usually start setting up their doll collections a couple weeks before Girl’s Day on March 3rd. People in Hawaii believe the doll collection must be taken down on March 3rd if their daughter is to marry.

A special three-colored diamond-shaped rice cake, called hishi mochi, is eaten on this day.

Boy’s Day is celebrated in Hawaii on May 5th as it is in Japan.

-Crosscurrents Hawaii/UH
PC: R Bulosan

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