Friday, November 11, 2016

::: Special ::: November 11th is..............Remembrance Day, Singles Day, Pepero Day, so about in Japan??

November 11th is.......
Remembrance Day in England and Canada
Veterans Day in the U.S.
Singles Day in China
Pepero Day in Korea
So how about in Japan?

In most parts of the world, November 11th is the memorial day for people who died in wars. You can see people wearing poppies to show their respect to those who sacrificed in the wars.

Picture credited to Schema Magazine
In some other parts of the world, there are different celebrations for this 1111 day!


In China, people call it "Singles Day". At the beginning, it's just a day dedicated to those who cannot find love. However, some years ago, it became the biggest shopping day in China. For the last couple years, the online shopping transaction on 1111 in China keeps breaking the world record!

Picture credited to IDG Connect Marketers

Korean call it "Pepero Day"! Pepero is a cookie stick dipped in chocolate sauce. Why cookie stick? Just think about the shape and 1111!! People buy and give pepero to their friends and family on this day!

Picture credited to stooffi

Just similar to Korea, people named the day of the famous Japanese cookie-sticks Pocky! Yes it is the "Pocky Day" in Japan!!

Picture credited to Pocky
There are different kinds of promotions or events going on in Japan to celebrate this special day of Pocky.

Picture credited to Asahi beer
Above is one of the collaboration of two famous products in Japan. Chocolate cookie-stick with a glass of beer? What kinds of new idea is that?

Pocky Japan is doing promotion around Japan now, today and tomorrow (11th and 12th November 2016), they will visit JR Kyushu Nagasaki Station! If you are in Nagasaki this weekend, why don't you go there and celebrate "Pocky Day" too!

Picture credited to Pocky
Pocky Area Event
2016.11.11 (Fri.) 11:00-19:00
2016.11.12 (Sat.) 10:00-18:00
Venue: Kamome Plaza of JR Kyushu Nagasaki Station

Pocky The Big Share

Actually you can have some fun with the Pocky US website too! Now you can create a pocky box character and share with your friends on SNS!

Let me make one for JAPANKURU first!!

I am gonna name it JAPANKURU-KY!!

If you are interested in making one and sharing with your family and friends, you can also do it here:

Hope that you like our sharing today!! 

If you are interested in Japanese sweets, you can read our earlier sharing too:

:::SPECIAL::: # Gourmet in Tokyo ♪ A Sweet Day for You In Harajuku and Omotesando!!

Thank you!! Happy Pocky Day Everyone!!

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