Pepero Day!

Every November 11th, South Koreans celebrate Pepero Day.  It’s basically a Korean version of Valentine’s Day.  Instead of giving candy hearts and little cheesy cards, you give friends and loved ones cookie-like sticks covered in chocolate.  (If you’ve ever had Pocky – it’s just like that).  And yes, they are quite delicious!

Koreans go wild over these Pepero sticks.  All the stores had MASSIVE displays of Pepero.  You could buy all sorts of flavors and sizes.  The crowds lining up to buy Pepero was a little insane. But TIK – this is Korea.

And at school, students were seen all day eating and carrying around Pepero boxes.  A few students gave me some Pepero (and Micah got alot from his students too).  All day and night long, everyone walking around the streets had Pepero in their hands.  It’s kind of a big deal here.

Wikipedia had some interesting info on Pepero Day if you want to read more.

And while Koreans were pigging out on chocolate covered cookie sticks, Americans were remembering the nation’s soldiers – past and present.  Happy Veteran’s Day. 

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