Sekku: Girls' Festival in Japan
Kubo from Japan
3rd is Girls' Festival in Japan. The day is not an
official holiday, but when I was a child, the day
was one of the most interesting days for me.
My parents gave me King and Queen dolls
that were called Hina dolls. These
dolls were displayed for only two or three
days, so I looked for them every year.
parents gave me King and Queen dolls that were
called Hina dolls. These dolls were
displayed for only two or three days, so I looked
for them every year.
day, I could dress up and put on make up. It was
uncommon for children to use make up; however I
could do it as the day was special day. I used my
mother's lipstick, perfume, and everything that my
mother had. Oh!! It was wonderful for me!
mother made special dishes, and the girls' party
began. My friends who were girls and I sang a song,
ate wonderful dishes, and drank a weak saki drink
that was called sweety alcohol. My father always
presented for me a lot of flowers. In addition, I
did not need to do homework!! Therefore, Girls'
Festival was one of the favorite ceremonies for me.
I remember the wonderful memories whenever Girls'
Festival is coming.
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