As you know, Kishi always put references into many important characters. So today, when i looked at Jiraiya's birthday, I noticed something interesting: November 11. Now, Naruto's birthday is October 10, the traditional "health and Sports Day" (before they moved it around). So I was wondering if November 11 also meant something? Here's a few thing I noticed: 10/10 (naruto's birthday) If I had add one to the day and the month, I get 11/11 (jiraiya's birthday). So It may indicate, logn ago, the sannin link between Jiraiya and Naruto. Novmber 11 is pocky day (no, really!)... but I doubt that have anything to do with that, moving on. November 11 may goes by many name: Remembernace day in Canada, Veteran's day in US, but it's all to remember the great war and the peace that we now have. So i am wondering if Japan also commorate the dead on that day?