Today is Pepero Day in Korea.
Pepero Day (빼빼로 데이) is on November 11th each year, and in Korea, people celebrate this date by giving Pepero to their loved ones. Pepero is the cookie stick looks like this (pretty much the same as Japanese one, Pocky), with chocolate dip. The date, 11-11, resembles Pepero sticks.
Pepero Day is very popular among students, couples, teenagers, etc. and it’s as big as Valentines Day. Some people criticize that it’s another commercialized day, but personally, I enjoyed exchanging Peperos with my friends when I was in school.
Picture is from: Here
Some girls make Pepero by themselves (hand-made Pepero), such as my sister, but I don’t have this kind of talent, so I’ll just buy one Pepero for my boyfriend later today.
It seems that Nov 11th is Single’s day in Chinese culture, and it’s quite interesting how people think differently on the same day.
In Korea, there are several more days people celebrate, e.g. White Day (March 14th), or Black Day (April 14th), and I’ll write about it next time.
Happy Pepero Day!