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Festivals: Doll Festival/Hina Matsuri (3rd March)

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This festival is celebrated in Japan where families with girls wish their daughters a successful and happy life. This tradition dates back hundreds of years from a Chinese custom which says that bad fortune is passed to the dolls and then removed by leaving the dolls on a river. Dolls are beautifully displayed in homes for about a month together with peach blossoms.

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  • Thank you for your comment! We'll make a note of your feedback - we have a series called Celebrations which might be a good place for a lesson on the Doll Festival.

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    The onestopenglish team

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