Today, 11-11 is a national asian holiday. In Korea they call it 빼빼로 (Pepero Day.) The students give teachers and each other pocky sticks. The other comparable holiday would be Valentines Day.
Pepero, or Pocky is essentially a cookie stick dipped in chocolate. It is called “Pocky Day” in Japan. This is because the 11-11 look like 4 pocky sticks together. The pocky sticks come in many flavors, including strawberry, chocolate, almond, and “nude.”
It has been fun learning the different holidays. You can read more about Pepero Day here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepero