Pepero Day is one the holidays I’ve been most looking forward to while in Korea. It’s a day devoted to giving/receiving long thin cookie sticks dipped in delicious chocolate. It’s comparable to Valentine’s day back home because you’re exchanging candies and little gifts but also because it’s a holiday manifested and commercialized by companies. I am not complaining tho…I openly love them both!
Pepero Day is held on November 11th because when you hold up four Pepero sticks it resembles 11/11. It started in 1994 when some school girls brought them to school giving them away wishing their friends height and slenderness just like a Pepero. Lotte, a major company in Korea, pushed the idea to make it a national holiday and BAM, Pepero Day is born!
One bad point to mention of the Pepero madness was the over excitement of the students caused by a overdose of sugar and general excitement for the holiday…enough to make me wish the next Pepero Day falls on a weekend ;)