However, according to the old calendar, it just falls on March 3rd, that is, “上巳” or Dolls Festival Day. As in Kyoto there still are quite a few households where these traditional events are observed according to the old calendar, I feel both intrigued and familiar with the old calendar.
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Today falls on March 3rd, the Dolls Festival day, in the old, lunar calendar. It is customary to stop displaying the hina dolls on this date. And many people in Japan follow this rule according to the new calendar, however, I always displayed them until March 3rd in the lunar calendar, so I can enjoy decorating them over a long period. These days, however, I don’t decorate the dolls but instead, every year I display this lovely designed paper scroll with a haiku of Dolls Festival day until March 3rd in the old calendar.