Today is ひなまつり, Hinamatsuri, Doll Festival or Girls' Day, as it's also known. Originally on Hinamatsuri people floated straw dolls believed to carry bad spirits and worries away down the river and into the sea. Now days in addition to it's traditional hina-doll displays to ensure daughters marry, it's become a day for celebrating all things girly and dolly as well, and it's my most favourite of all the matsuri, Japanese festivals!
Of course, Japanese festivals aren't really celebrated here in Finland, but I still like to mark them none the less.
We held a Hinamatsuri tea gathering at the tearoom last Saturday, and it was really lovely, even if I say so myself (I was in charge of organising it). Everything was doll-themed and I hope our guests had as wonderful a time as us hosts did with it!
I am now going to go enjoy some tea and sweets with the best girl around, my cat BooBoo and maybe watch a girly movie or two too. :)