National Farmers Day, a day that’s in the shadow of Pepero Day, should also be publicized.
On November 11th in Korea, the well known Pepero Day comes around. It’s on this day because if you write down the date in numbers it resembles 4 peperos, long biscuit sticks dipped in chocolate, positioned together. On pepero day, people exchange peperos with each other , expressing their feelings or one another with the gifts. On the same day, Koreans have their National Farmers Day.
National Farmers Day was originally established on October 11th, 1986 in order to show respect to farmers and their hard work.Although it has the name of ‘National’ Farmers Day, not a lot of people know that this day exists.
The difference in the awareness that people about the two days, Pepero day being extremely popular and National Farmers Day being unpopular, is because of trend. Pepero Day is an ongoing trend, as can be seen when you go into any convenience store close to Pepero Day. The store is decorated with packets of Pepero and shows just how popular it is. On the other hand, no one really knows about National Farmers Day, even if it’s a day of remembrance.
People should raise awareness of this day because farmers greatly contribute to our access to food supply. Some farmers harvest rice, which is a staple for Asian diet.They even produce meat that is served on our tables everyday. Have you ever thought about living in a world without rice or meat? I didn’t think so! To honor the people who produce these nourishments, we should promote National Farmers Day.
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Some people go as far out to say that instead of saying that 11.11 is 4 peperos together, people should think of the 4 1s as garaetteoks, a type of white, cylinder rice cake, in order to advertise National Farmers Day.
People give Peperos to their boyfriends/girlfriends sometime. I don’t have one. That means I don’t have to waste my money on Peperos! HAHAHAHA………… I’m lonely.