In Japan, March 3rd is a holiday known as Hinamatsuri, also called “Girls’ Day” or “Dolls’ Day”. Hina dolls are often said to represent the royal family, although the display is often in the style of a Heian Period wedding. Displays can be small, with only two dolls, or they can be quite elaborate, with multiple tiers and an entire court supporting the emperor and empress.
Japanese families often celebrate by eating a special meal, like multicolored rice cakes or chirashizushi (a variety of sushi in a bento box), while they enjoy the doll display.
Do you have any similar traditions where you’re from?