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