Today is Pepero Day in Korea. Pepero is a popular Korean snack, sort of similar to a pretzel stick dipped in chocolate, but it's more cookie that pretzel. It's long and skinny like a pretzel. They're pretty yummy!
Anyway, a Pepero stick is shaped like the number one, so Korea celebrates Pepero Day on 11/11 every year. On Pepero Day you exchange Pepero with your friends and family.
It's a silly little holiday, but I'm kind of a sucker for things like Valentine's Day, where you give candy and gifts to the people you love, so Pepero Day is right up my alley, lol. We like to celebrate Korean holidays and traditions whenever we can. For one thing it's just fun to have more holidays to celebrate and as Clarissa gets older I want to make sure that she has every opportunity to learn about her birth culture as much as she wants to.
So yesterday we went to the Korean market and loaded up on Pepero and this morning we took them around to our friends. We had preschool this morning so we took enough for all the kids in the class and I explained the holiday to them and we ate Pepero at snack time and then we went to a few friends houses and shared Pepero with them. I also made Shawn take some to work with him to hand out to his employees. I'm not sure he wanted to explain to 30 employees what Pepero Day is, but he's a good sport. :)
After preschool I wanted to take a picture of Clarissa with her Pepero to post on my blog, but I sat her down, got one half decent picture, realized my camera settings were wrong and she went off to play before I could give it another shot. So here is Clarissa's Happy Pepero Day picture. It's not great quality, but with a face that cute it's still worth sharing. :)
Happy Pepero Day everyone! :)