雛祭り [ひなまつり] – Girls’ Festival
- 雛 [スウ・ひな] – doll; duckling
- 祭り [サイ・まつり] – festival; ritual; celebration
Today (March 3rd) is 雛祭り! Excited? Me too.
Platforms are covered with red carpeting and a set of dolls called 雛人形 [ひなにんぎょう] are displayed. The dolls represent the Emperor, Empress, and their court, and all are dressed in the traditional clothing of the 平安時代 [へいあんじだい] or Heian period.