Happy Sardines Day everyone!
Is celebrating Sardines really made into a special day in Japan? Well, not quite. It is not a massively important day, but it is a relatively new and fun reason to eat Sardines. We love them!
For those who don’t speak Japanese, it is quite an interesting language which offers itself up for a lot of wordplay. This may be due to the limited sounds and multiple words with the same meaning, we’re not quite sure but it’s fun anyway.
Sardines Day is celebrated on October 4th because in Japanese 1 is i(chi), 0 is wa, and 4 is shi. Sardines are called iwashi in Japanese, so a new celebration was born!