Today, November 11th, is Pocky Day. And it’s even more special because the year is 2011.
Pocky is a kind of candy. It’s a stick-shaped biscuit, traditionally covered in chocolate. But these days there are many different kinds of Pocky. One of the most popular kinds is the vividly pink-coloured strawberry taste Pocky.
The reason that today is Pocky day, is of course because the repeated number 1 in the date resembles Pocky sticks.
Actually Pocky exists in Belgium too but there it is called ‘Mikado’.
It is named after the game ‘mikado’. In this game you scatter a bunch of sticks in disarray. The players of the game then take turns removing the sticks from the pile one by one, without moving any of the other sticks. The person who is able to remove the most sticks wins.