Hina matsuri (March 3) is the Festival of Dolls.
"Also called Girls' Day Festival, this is the day on which wishes are expressed for the future happiness of girls."（8th edition of "NIPPON: JAPAN, the land and its people" by Japan Technical Information Services Corporation)
There are 6 female staff in our office and we got a sweet surprising gift from our president's mom, Hoshi-mama.
As Hoshi-mama lives not too far from our office, she sometimes stops by to drop foods and snacks.
This time, it was a pretty cake.
The cake is beautifully decorated with a set of dolls dressed in costumes which are worn in the royal court in ancient times.
Well, as the rest of the world was used to consider a girl's happiness was a happily married life, this traditional dolls portrays traditional idea of Japanese in which I really don't care.
But I really appreciate Hoshi-mama's kindness.
So we shared the slices, and it was great.
We do also have this kind of holiday for boys in May.
Do you have a similar holiday in your country?