Hinamatsuri (雛祭り) is an annual festival in Japan which takes place on March 3rd. It is also known as “Girl’s Day” or “Doll Festival” in English. The festival is held to pray for the healthy growth, prosperity and happiness of girls. Families with girls display a set of traditional Japanese beautiful dolls called Hina-ningyo dolla (雛人形) at home. The hina dolls are believed to ward off evil and misery and they represent the Japanese imperial family, including the emperor and the empress Like many other holidays, Hinamatsuri is also a day when people enjoy special dishes. Chirashizushi is the most popular one, which can be translated as “scattered sushi” in English. It is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of vinegared rice with a variety of ingredients, including vegetables, egg and seafood that are scattered on top!