Sweet tra­di­tion

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

SEOUL: Love is a sweet rice cake stick, or that is what South Korea’s farm min­istry would like the coun­try’s ro­man­ti­cally minded to be­lieve.

The min­istry is try­ing to mus­cle into a pop­u­lar lo­cal tra­di­tion where young peo­ple show their af­fec­tion by ex­chang­ing chocolate stick sweets on Novem­ber 11.

The day was cho­sen be­cause “11/11” looks like four of the chocolate sticks, which are called pepero.

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