Ok so what is Pepero day? Well today is pepero day! What happens is supermarkets sell many many ‘Peperos’ which are ‘Pocky’ (In England) chocolate sticks. I know right? A whole day dedicated to those sticks which don’t really taste THAT great.
Pepero day always happen on the 11th November (11.11), so the ‘1’s represent the pepero. What happens is everybody (literally everyone) buys pepero and eats it!!!!! Well not exactly…it can have 2 ways of celebrating it.
1st – People just buy pepero as a present for people. I recieved a box from my co-teacher and she also buys one for every single staff in the school.
2nd – It is a tradition that on Pepero day the male buys ‘pepero’ sticks for his girlfriend. Some Pepero are wrapped really nicely…like a bouquet of flowers. Then later they are able to play the PEPERO GAME!
It is carried out by the couple taking one Pepero stick and …. hard to explain….here is a picture:
So eventually as the couple draw closer together they end up kissing 😄 2 of my students try to demonstrate this in front of me (they were trying to educate me on pepero day) but obviously fails because they were both boys! But they love a good laugh.
SO Pepero day….marketing scam? or marketing genius? Well when i look around today seeing people buy pepero sticks, couples holding pepero gifts in their hands, and everybody smiling and expressing love…i’d say genius. The whole atmosphere of the town was filled with so much joy and love…as corny as that sounds…
And no i havn’t gone soft….
FACT: It is uncommon for male students to hang out with female students. They are either male groups or a female groups. If you see a male and a female student…they are dating! Seriously its true…whenever there is a male and a female together they are ALWAYS holding hands…..otherwise i don’t see any mixed friendship groups.