How many chocolate holidays are there?

by | Aug 25, 2023 | Chocolate Facts

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Have you ever wondered how many chocolate holidays (aka choco-holidays) dot our calendars?  Look no further! From Valentine’s Day and Easter to Halloween and more, this summary calendar is a must-have for all of you chocolovers, and the perfect excuse to eat chocolate all year long. 

How many chocolate holidays are there?

There are a few notable chocolate-related holidays that people celebrate throughout the year. Some of the most well-known are:

  • Valentine’s Day (February 14th): Chocolate is often exchanged on Valentine’s Day, a day when people show affection for one another.
  • Easter (date varies): Chocolate easter eggs and chocolate bunnies are traditional treats during the Easter holiday.
  • Halloween (October 31st): Chocolate and candy are given to children as they scurry door to door on Halloween night.
  • Christmas (December 25th): During the holiday season, people enjoy chocolate treats such as advent calendars and hot cocoa.

Here are a few lesser-known dates that you might want to mark down on your calendar for future reference:

  • National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15): Celebrating the chocolate in chip form.
  • International Chocolate Day (July 7th):  A day for worldwide celebration of chocolate.  Some celebrate International Chocolate Day or World Chocolate Day on September 13, which coincides with Milton Hershey’s birthday.
  • National Chocolate Day (October 28th): It’s a day to enjoy all things chocolate.
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16th): A fun and lighthearted holiday in which people cover various foods in chocolate.

In addition to dates above, there are a variety of other chocolate-related days such as National Chocolate Candy Day, National Chocolate Mint Day, National White Chocolate Day, and National Cocoa Day.

Is there a Chocolate Month?

Yes!  February is Chocolate Month, which is dedicated to honoring chocolate. The month-long celebration provides an opportunity for enthusiasts to explore and celebrate their love for chocolate.

The association between Valentine’s Day and chocolate makes February an ideal month to celebrate this all-time, favorite treat. Chocolate-related businesses spread their knowledge, while also raising awareness of chocolate and cacao history, and the challenges faced by the industry. And let’s not forget all the special offers and discounts on chocolate products. What a way to brighten the winter!

Whether you’re enjoying a piece of chocolate on a designated day or savoring its sweetness year-round, one thing is certain: the love for chocolate is truly a universal language that brings delight to people all over the world. 

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