The other day, I wrote that April 3rd marked March 3rd, that is, Double Third Festival Dayfollowing the old calendar this year. Thus, today, April 30th falls on March 30th according to the lunar calendar.
Apparently, this date is supposed to be the last day of spring in China.
The photo shows one passage from a poem meaning “spring ended this morning”.
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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.