I was searching around the web trying to find the history behind this special holiday and discovered that there are a whole bunch of chocolate related holidays.
Here is a list from Extreme Chocolate:
May 12th: National Nutty Fudge Day
- May 15th: National Chocolate Chip Day
- June 16th: Fudge Day (in fact, all of June is considered the official "candy month")
July 7th: Chocolate Day
- July 28th: National Milk Chocolate Day
- August 10th: S'mores Day
- Sept. 13th: International Chocolate Day -- that's right, a worldwide celebration
- Sept. 22nd: National White Chocolate Day
- Oct. 28th: National Chocolate Day (How is this different from chocolate day on July 7th? Beats me! Celebrate them both anyway, though).
- Nov. 7th: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day (yes, you read that right).
- Dec. 16th: National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
- Dec. 28th: National Chocolate Day (again)
- Dec. 29th: National Chocolate Day (again)
How fun! I am all for celebrating chocolate. The curious thing is that I cannot find any information on the origins of International Chocolate Day. I am not about to worry too much about such details when a holiday about chocolate is concerned.
So enjoy your chocolate, just make sure it is an international variety!
In honor of the day, I am giving away a freebie! This will have special appeal to all of you scrapbookers out there, but it has some really fun chocolate graphics that anyone would love for their creative projects. The little chocolate thoughts never fail to make me smile!
You can download the freebie Chocolate kit here.