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Doll's Festival

taken from Japan-Guide.com

The Hina Matsuri or Doll Festival or Girl's Festival is celebrated on March 3. On this day, families with girls wish their daughters a successful and happy life. Dolls are displayed in the house together with peach blossoms. The doll festival has its origin in a Chinese custom in which bad fortune is transferred to dolls and then removed by abandoning the doll on a river. On Hina Matsuri, sweet sake is drunken and chirashi sushi is eaten.

Relevance to Urusei Yatsura

In an early episode, Ataru`s mom sets up a doll display and complains how she always wanted a girl.

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