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November is the month of gathering many good days! Far-fetched? Japan's "Good ◯◯ Day" Calendar

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Man-chan@MaDeLa

Nov 03 ,2018

Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Day, etc... so many festivals in each month, but do you know there are lots of anniversaries in Japan's November? Japan’s November is called "Good ◯◯ Day", and all over the country will be full of excitement for such good fays! Next I will tell you the good day calendar in Japan's November.

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Japan has a culture of playing "homophonic" since ancient times. There are many methods for language tags in Japanese such as hiragana, kanji, and katakana, so homophonic is a unique word game in Japan. The reason for so many Japan's anniversaries gathering in November is also related to it.

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Calendar November japan event a play on words pun autumn

In Japanese, the pronunciation of November is marked as "juuichigatsu", while "1" is pronounced "ichi".

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When expressing "good" and "great", the pronunciation of Japanese is marked as "良い(ii/yoi)". The Japanese take the “い(i)”, the first pronunciation of "1 (ichi)", and then repeat it once more, which is "11="いい(ii)"="good,great", so the November shall be pronounced as "ii ◯◯-no-hi (Good ◯◯ Day)".

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What do you think? Japanese word games are a bit embarrassing, but they are also very interesting. You can also take the opportunity to have such "Good ◯◯ Day"!

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