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Pepero Day

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November the 11th is Pepero Day here in Korea. It’s a fun little holiday that makes the kids crazy in search of these little sweets. The Wikipedia entry:

Pepero Day is an observance in South Korea similar to Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day. It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date “11/11” resembles five sticks of Pepero. The holiday is observed mostly by young people and couples, who exchange Pepero sticks, other candies, and romantic gifts.

According to one story, Pepero Day was started in 1994 by students at a girls’ middle school in Busan, where they exchanged Pepero sticks as gifts to wish one another to grow “as tall and slender as a Pepero” (Pepero means “thin like a stick”). However, it is more likely it was initiated by Lotte, the company which produces Pepero.


Written by Steve Miller

November 11, 2008 at 7:00 pm

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  1. So….did you get to exchange “Peperos” with anyone???


    November 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

  2. While there were some exchanged in the school between a couple of teachers and a student handed me a box, my sweetheart remains in the US for a few more weeks. I’ll make up for lost time at Christmas.


    November 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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