Pocky Day - November 11
Fri, Nov 11, 2022

Pocky Day

Pocky Day is celebrated in Japan on November 11th. This does not mean that you, being in any other country, cannot celebrate the date! So get delicious sweets and treat your friends!

History

So, Pocky – long cookie sticks covered with chocolate. They are extremely popular in Japan. They have different tastes: strawberry, vanilla, green tea, caramel, honey, mango… The inhabitants of the Land of the Rising Sun are very inventive! Dessert is served in local cafes with a glass of ice water. The combination is considered ideal.

Initially, the sweet was called Roque, but it was of a slightly different kind, namely, completely covered in chocolate. It was inconvenient for consumers, because the chocolate melted right in their hands! Then the manufacturers came up with a way out: now the icing was done on half a cookie. Along with this innovation, the usual name appeared.

The holiday was founded by the Japanese food company Ezaki Glico. It happened in 1999 – people instantly accepted the idea! Fans of Pocky, who cannot imagine their diet without it, were especially happy.

Fun facts

Interestingly, Pocky:

  • originally prepared by hand, dipping each stick in melted chocolate;
  • is not only sweet, but also a game! Its meaning is as follows: each player takes one end in his mouth and, on command, begins to eat, meeting in the middle. You have to try to win by being the last player to hold a cookie in your mouth. The game fell in love with young people, becoming romantic;
  • differs in various tastes: there are more than 50 of them;
  • was the most followed trend on Twitter in 2014.

How to celebrate

The best thing to do at Pocky Day is to enjoy the different flavors of the product! If the cookies are not available in the nearest stores, order them in the online store. Give the sets to your loved ones and those who have not tried dessert yet. Try making Pocky yourself – it’s not as difficult as it seems at first glance.

When is Pocky Day celebrated in 2022?

Pocky Day is observed on November 11 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday November 11 2022
Saturday November 11 2023
Monday November 11 2024
Tuesday November 11 2025
Wednesday November 11 2026