According to one story, Pepero Day was started in 1994 by students at a girls' middle school in Busan (another big city in Korea), where they exchanged Pepero sticks as gifts to wish one another to grow "as tall and slender as a Pepero".
Okay and for reference:
Pepero (빼빼로) is a cookie stick, dipped in chocolate syrup, manufactured by Lotte in South Korea since 1983.Lotte usually does about 55% of their Pepero business in November every year.
Anyway, so my kids were eating candy all day long. Thank goodness today was a short day for me...Many of the teachers got a ton of pepero and candy today. That was the extent of my day, overall, not bad...