Hiroshima is a city that loves to celebrate. Every season in the year has special events and festivals organized in the city. In spring, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the city celebrates the Hiroshima Flower Festival. More than a million people flock to this city during the month of May to celebrate this festival. To celebrate the season of autumn, Hiroshima celebrates the Sake Festival, during which, visitors can visit breweries and sample the traditional drink called sake. Winter too is celebrated on a grand scale in Hiroshima, with the Miyajima Oyster Festival, a gastronomic delight to visitors, and the TomoMachinamiHinamatsuri, also known as the doll festival. During this celebration, hina dolls are placed in homes to pray for the health of young girls.