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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HAPPY HINAMATSURI!!

Or in English...HAPPY GIRL'S DAY!!

It's a Japanese thing.

I remember back in elementary school, on Girl's Day the boys would have to be super nice to us. They'd pull out our chairs and carry our lunch trays for us. :P But of course we'd do the same for them on Boy's Day. It's neat because Girl's Day is March 3rd (3/3) and Boy's Day is May 5th (5/5). I miss making the origami dolls. "Hinamatsuri" literally translates to "doll festival" I think.

Ooh, and eating mochi. Mmm, mochi! The best part of Japanese holidays and events.





I used to have kimono's, too. Only when I was younger, of course, since we stopped going to bon dances and events like that once my grandparents died. But I remember I liked dressing up, even though it took a long time to get the kimono on right.

Usually as little girls, we get these dolls - Asian versions those American Girl dolls or whatever, haha. I think both Mika and I have one doll each, but they've been in storage somewhere since...we were really little. I don't even really remember what ours look like. That's how long it's been since I've seen them. But they usually look like this:



And then if you're super special and have lots of money, you have the whole royal family tree of dolls.



I enjoy being Asian. ^_^

2 Comments:

Blogger Alessa said...

That's really cool. So happy girls day Zaida! What's Mochi? What's it made out of?

Thanks for the comments on my blog. Everyone really made me feel better. Jessica Learn and Chris Lambert were trying to make me feel better but that's kinda crap since both of them got leads in Doll's House. But, I am glad there are a few people that actually understand how I feel about freaking Janet auditions. Thanks.

I really miss you too. I wish you were here too... it's much nicer to hate on stuff with other people. :(

Thanks again. YOU ROCK!

March 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

zaida! how are you? they do something similar in korea. they have white day and red day...i can't remember which is which, but i know on one day the boys give the girls candy, and on the other the girls give the boys candy. Those koreans, always stealing from the japanese! haha. just kidding. they put their own unique spin on things.

ps, can you still read my le nerd blog? i set it to invite only, but i thought my followers could still read it, but my brother said no. so, what's your e-mail address so i can add you?

March 3, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

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