It’s November 11th, and you know what that means… It’s Pocky Day! This particular date was chosen due to the snack’s shape, as the long, straight biscuits resemble the number one. Ezaki Glico, the company that produces both snacks, has been promoting Pocky Day (officially known as Pocky & Pretz Day) since 1999, and the date is even formally recognized as a memorial day by the Japan Anniversary Association! Pocky also makes a great party snack, and its thin, crisp, and satisfying snap is bound to keep you coming back for more.
Today, we’re highlighting a series of illustrations featuring characters eating Pocky. Celebrate this day by treating yourself to a box of Pocky or even indulging in a Pocky game or two!