Articles about 'Momo no Sekku - Peach Blossom Festival'
Hina Matsuri 雛祭り – The Doll Festival in Japan – Has its Roots in an Old Chinese Purification Ceremony
March 2nd, 2007
Tomorrow, March 3rd, is the Hina Matsuri 雛祭り or Doll Festival in Japan. The Japanese celebration seems to have originated in China, where there was a festival called Shang-suu that had also been celebrated on March 3rd, at least since the 3rd century AD. Shang-suu may go back before that time but the...
March 2nd, 2006
In Japan, on March 3rd, Hina Matsuri, people pray for their daughters’ future happiness, health and growth. Hina means doll and matsuri means festival, so Hina Matsuri is literally Doll Festival. It’s also Girls’ Day. Yet another name for the day is Momo no Sekku meaning Peach Blossom Festival, because this is around the...