Happy 빼빼로 Day!

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!

Pepero display at the grocery store.

Decorated aisle at the grocery store.

Display at a convientant store

This is exactly how I would imagine how Pepero men look like.

Some of my Pepero loot. All consumed within 24 hours.

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 😉


About roxykesh

My name is Roxy and I am teaching English in Daegu, South Korea. Sometimes I write about it on this blog.
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2 Responses to Happy 빼빼로 Day!

  1. Evert says:

    it’s pocky in japan =)

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