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People annually celebrate Girl's day on March 3rd for wishing the health and happiness of girls. Each family who has girls display special layers of dolls for the day. We call them Hina-dolls, so the girls day is also called as Hina-matsuri. It is sayd that Hina ningyo-dolls take the girls' bad luck away. The Hina dolls wears traditional costumes which is worn in Heian period, late 700 -1120. The set of the dolls represents the emperor, empress, their servants with many staffs that the empress brought with her when she got marry.
Traditionally, clam clear soup has been prepared for the day. A twin of clams would not match any shell other than their counterpart. So parents or grown ups wishes the girl will meet a partner and live together in happy union till parted by the end.
I actually didn't celebrate the day at home because I am the only woman in family member. However, I had good time with mom's friends to have lunch.