Girls Day 2017

Marrying into a culturally diverse family means learning about traditions outside of your own. Cam’s mother is Okinawan/Japanese and they’ve openly celebrated cultural traditions since I’ve known them. One celebration that I love and am glad that they still celebrate is Girls Day, also known as Hinamatsuri or momo no sekku. Traditionally, parents or grandparents of a newborn girl buy a Hina doll for the baby, unless they have dolls that are inherited from generation to generation. Cam’s mom had a boy (Cam) so he has his doll but since they didn’t have girls, I was welcomed with mochi and other sweet treats. Cam’s step Dad will always buy me mochi or chocolate and it’s something that I look forward to every year.

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