"Hina-matsuri (Doll's Festival)" is held on March 3rd. This is a day to pray for young girl's growth and happiness. It is also called "Momo-no sekku (Peach Festival)" because of the peach blossom season on the old lunar calendar. May 5th is "Kodomo-no hi (Children's Day)," and this is so called "Boy's Festival." While Children's Day is a national holiday, Hina-matsuri is not.
Most families with girls display "hina-ningyo" (special dolls for Hina-matsuri) and dedicate peach blossoms to them. They are usually arranged on a five or seven-tiered stand covered with a red carpet. At the top are the Emperor and Empress. The next step contains three court ladies (sannin-kanjo), followed by five musicians (gonin-bayashi), two ministers (udaijin and sadaijin), and three servants ending the bottom row in a five-tiered display. There are also small pieces of furniture, small meal dishes, and other things.
Hina-Ningyo with Edo komon, same komon (shark skin patterns) costumes.