On March 3rd Japan celebrates "Hinamatsuri". Hinamatsuri is "Doll Festival" or "Girls' Day" and it is a time to celebrate the important girls in one's life.
Traditionally, dolls were sent floating down the river as a way to send the bad spirits away.
Today, Japanese celebrate by putting out a special display of dolls. The dolls are always on raised stairs and the stairs are covered with red carpet.
This is a picture of a doll display in The American School in Japan. Below this picture is an explanation of some of the dolls and a video link if you would like to watch.