iifuufu

22 Nov

In Japan, November 22nd is popularly known as “Nice Couple Day“.

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Says “Nov 22nd. ‘Nice Couple Day'”

This is because 11/22 (November 22nd) can be read “ii-fuu-fu” by using a type of play-on-words that is popular in Japan.
This is a play-on-words because 「いい夫婦」 is also read “ii-fuu-fu” and it means “nice couple” in Japanese.

Many couples have a date or special dinner on this day.

Maybe I’ll take my wife to a restaurant for dinner tonight.♪

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13 Responses to “iifuufu”

  1. phoenolf November 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    how come I have never heard of this?!! I went to different websites that shows the holidays and events dates in japanese (seriously, I added a sticky note on my laptop of them)

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    • tokyo5 November 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

      This isn’t actually a holiday or an event. It’s just a play-on-words with the date.

      There are many of these throughout the year.

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      • phoenolf November 23, 2013 at 6:34 am #

        oh ok -w- (thank goodness, I thought I missed out on an important date or event >_<)

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      • tokyo5 November 23, 2013 at 9:39 am #

        Not an “official” one, at least.
        😉

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      • phoenolf November 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

        so how many unofficial events or dates are there?

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      • tokyo5 November 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

        How many? I don’t know exactly.
        Many.

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      • phoenolf November 24, 2013 at 1:45 am #

        dang, thank goodness I didn’t count the unofficial ones -w-

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      • tokyo5 November 24, 2013 at 11:21 am #

        These aren’t holidays. They’re play-on-words using the dates.

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      • phoenolf November 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

        oooooh~

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      • tokyo5 November 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

        🙂

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    • tokyo5 November 22, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

      I guess you know then that tomorrow is an actual holiday in Japan.

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      • phoenolf November 23, 2013 at 6:37 am #

        23th november labor thanksgiving day (I got it here on my sticky notes -w-)

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      • tokyo5 November 23, 2013 at 9:43 am #

        勤労感謝の日 is often translated to English as that.
        The name means “thankful to workers” day … so I think simply “Labor Day” is a better name in English for this Japanese holiday (which is today, BTW)

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