Happy Girl's Festival with tea!

March 3rd is observed as a Girl's Festival. It is also called as “Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)” and  “Momo no Sekku (Peach Festival)” . 

We customarily display hina dolls, drink shirozake (sweet white drink made from rice), and eat hinaarare (sweet rice crackers) to pray for the happiness and healthy growth of family girls. 

I am not a girl anymore, but I toast both former and the present girls with a cup of tea. Happy Girls Festival!