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Hinamatsuri – also known as Momo no Sekku (桃の節句)

March 3, 2022

Thursday, March 3 

*Tango no Sekku (boys’ day) will be May 5th*

Momo no Sekku is a traditional Japanese event, also known as the Peach Flower Festival as well as the Doll Festival. It celebrates the healthy growth of girls. It started as a seasonal festival in Heian period in Kyoto and its origin comes from girls’ doll play. 

Play Purpose: fine motor development, cultural awareness, connecting experiences, socio-dramatic play 

Smart Art (on-going): Peachy-keen peach blossoms  

  • Using cardboard rolls and tissue paper, we will be creating our very own peach blossom trees. 
  • In addition to our individual peach trees, we’ll be collaborating to create a community peach blossom branch. 
  • In the sensory table we’ll engage in a doll exploration.  

Sensational Storytime in Orange Plaza (11 AM & 2:30 PM): Yoko’s Show & Tell > When Yoko’s grandparents send her a beautiful antique doll named Miki all the way from Japan, Yoko couldn’t be happier. She places Miki on her red carpet and brings her candy until Girls’ Festival on March 3. Even though Mama said no, Yoko decides to sneak Miki to school for show-and-tell. How could she have guessed that Miki would be in accident along the way?  Looks like a trip to the Doll Hospital is in order! 

Grown-up Tip: If you and your child were inspired by the beauty of Hina Matsuri (Girls’ Day) consider celebrating Tango no Sekku (Boys’ Day) as well! Japanese traditions and cultural holidays have many beautiful attributes that children will love to discover with you! 

RSVP: Not required  

Fee: Included with admission



March 3, 2022


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