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Chocolate Holidays: 50-Plus Chocolate Occasions You Simply Must Celebrate!

Updated on August 4, 2014

Chocolate Lovers . . . It's Now Your Duty To Indulge!

If you are a self-proclaimed choco-holic . . . you're not alone. Millions of people around the globe agree that chocolate, simply rocks!

Guess what? If you needed guilt-free reasons to celebrate a luscious chocolate concoction, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are dozens of "national" chocolate-themed holidays celebrated throughout the year. "National" meaning recognized on a broad scale . . . which means you are hereby duty-bound to gift yourself (or a loved one) with a gourmet-quality gift of CHOCOLATE-something!

My advice: eat healthy whenever you can because when a chocolate holiday rolls around . . . get ready to INDULGE!

Ready To Dive Into Chocolate Celebrations?

Photo used under Creative Commons from: by Lin Pernille's Photography, on Flickr

January: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Covered Brandied Cherry -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: Jeff Belmonte, on Flickr

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  • January 3: National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • January 10: Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • January 27: National Chocolate Cake Day

Sipping Chocolate - In Honor of January 10th: Bittersweet Chocolate Day

In honor of Bittersweet Chocolate Day, why not try this special treat: sipping chocolate. "It is to the chocolate lover what espresso is to the coffee lover . . ."

BELLAGIO Gourmet Sipping Chocolate Dessert Beverage in the European Tradition
BELLAGIO Gourmet Sipping Chocolate Dessert Beverage in the European Tradition

Sipping Chocolate is the ultimate chocolate indulgence developed by the chocolatiers at Bellagio, inspired by centuries of European tradition in the cafes of Barcelona, Paris and more. It is to the chocolate lover what espresso is to the coffee lover and for chocoholics everywhere, it is the Ultimate Taste Experience. Sipping Chocolate is an exquisite bittersweet drinking chocolate that is thick, creamy and rich. Meant to be enjoyed in small amounts, similar to espresso, so that you can savor the decadence and flavors.

 

February: Chocolate Holidays

Souffle au Chocolate -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: avlxyz, on Flickr

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It's Chooclate Lover's Month (aka Celebration of Chocolate Month)

  • February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 10: Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • February 11: National Peppermint Patty Day
  • (not the 'Peanuts' comic strip character)
  • February 14: National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day
  • February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
  • February 25: National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day
  • February 28: National Chocolate Soufflé Day

March: Chocolate Holidays

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: Malinki, on Flickr

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2nd Week of March: Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

3rd week of March: American Chocolate Week

  • March 6: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • March 19: National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • March 28: National Black Forest Cake Day

April: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Mint Mousse -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: JMRosenfeld, on Flickr

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  • April 3: National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • April 21: National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

Chocolate-Covered Cashews - In Honor of April 21st: National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

You'll be glad to know that this delicous "Virginia Diner" treat is packed by a long-time family-owned business and comes lovingly packed in a re-usable airtight tin.

Virginia Diner Gourmet Chocolate Covered Cashews, 20-Ounce Tin
Virginia Diner Gourmet Chocolate Covered Cashews, 20-Ounce Tin

A 20-ounce tin of delicious cashews enrobed in milk chocolate; no trans fat or cholesterol.

 

May: Chocolate Holidays

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Frosting -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: Maggio7, on Flickr

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It's National Chocolate Custard Month

  • May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • May 5: National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 19: National Devil's Food Cake Day

June: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: stu_spivack, on Flickr

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  • June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • June 16: National Fudge Day
  • June 22: National Chocolate Eclair Day
  • June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day

Mackinac Fudge - In Honor of June 16th: National Fudge Day

You get three half pound slices of this best-selling, sweet, creamy, homemade fudge fudge (one each of Chocolate, Peanut Butter Pecan and Maple). Makes a wonderful gift.

Mackinac Island Fudge 3 Slice Box
Mackinac Island Fudge 3 Slice Box

Mackinac Island is steeped in history and tradition. Fudge is part of that tradition. Mackinac Fudge has been enjoyed by countless visitors for over a century. This 3-slice box includes our best selling flavors: chocolate walnut, peanut butter pecan, and maple. No preservatives - Natural ingredients

 

July: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Wafer Stick - Photo used under Creative Commons from: ShellyS, on Flickr

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  • July 3: National Chocolate Wafer Day
  • July 7: Chocolate Day
  • July 8: National Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day

Have Your Say: "I Love ______ Chocolate!"

What Is Your Chocolate Preference?

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August: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Brownie of Death -- Photo used under Creative Commons from:hfb, on Flickr

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It's National Brownies At Brunch Month

  • August 4: National Chocolate Chip Day
  • August 10: National S'mores Day
  • August 20: National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

September: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Stout Milkshake - Photo used under Creative Commons from: Accidental Hedonist, on Flickr

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  • September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • September 13: International Chocolate Day
  • September 22: National White Chocolate Day
  • September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day

White Chocolate - In Honor of September 22nd: National White Chocolate Day

An entire ballotin filled with Leonidas' "Manon Café" and "Manon Blanc" coffee butter cream filled pieces covered with white chocolate. It's one of Belgium's most popular and best-selling pieces.

Leonidas Belgian Chocolates: 1 lb Signature Manon Café & Manon Blanc Ballotin
Leonidas Belgian Chocolates: 1 lb Signature Manon Café & Manon Blanc Ballotin

Manon Café...covered with white chocolate, filled with a delicate coffee butter cream, and topped with a whole hazelnut. Manon Blanc...just as delectable as the Manon Café, but without the hazelnut. Approximately 22 pieces - Net weight 1 pound In Leonidas signature gift wrap and ribbon

 

October: Chocolate Holidays

6 Degrees of Chocolate Cupcakes -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: LittleMissCupcakeParis, on Flickr

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  • October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • October 28: National Chocolate Day

November: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolates -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: N1NJ4, on Flickr

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  • November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • November 29: Chocolates Day (according to a few references)

December: Chocolate Holidays

Chocolate Covered Bananas -- Photo used under Creative Commons from: Yume Photo, on Flickr

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  • December 8: National Chocolate Brownie Day
  • December 13: National Cocoa Day
  • December 16: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
  • December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day
  • December 29: National Chocolate Day (according to candyusa.org)

Chocolate Holidays: A Year In Chocolate

Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable Desserts for Every Season
Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable Desserts for Every Season

Whether your holiday festivities are large or small, whether you tend to the homey or the glitzy, you’ll find everything you need in this boutique collection. This revised edition of the previously published A Year in Chocolate includes an extended section on ingredients, equipment, and decorative touches and detailed notes on how to customize the recipes to use the chocolate of your choice.

 

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Portal 16 Month Chocolate Cravings 2012 Calendar (CS12 014)
Portal 16 Month Chocolate Cravings 2012 Calendar (CS12 014)

Attention, chocolate lovers! Diets won't suffer while you devour the pages of this luscious calendar. Sweet, dark, and everything in between

 

Chocolate Lovers! Let Me Know You Stopped By . . .

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      Very yummy lens and thanks for lensrolling I have done the same :)

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      Deb Bryan 7 years ago from Chico California

      Remarkable!! :) I didn't know there were Chocolate Holidays. Love the photos. Almost as good as actually induldging ;) 5 stars isn't enough!

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      Dee Gallemore 7 years ago

      [in reply to GypsyOwl]

      Thank you so much, I had great fun working on this one!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Great lens! I must commend you for the wonderful pictures you have added on this lens - very enticing.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      *just sits here gazing at this lens and drooling!* - Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Sinfully Delicious. I didn't know there were so many chocolate holidays! :)

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      This lens is feast for the eyes! I voted for Dark Chocolate - my fave.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Here's to all of the special Chocolate Holidays! I never knew there were so many. Very clever idea for a lens! Lensrolling to my Chocolate History lens.

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      Amarant LM 6 years ago

      What a delicious lens! I guess now I'll go to the kitchen and grab some chocolate...

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      LakesHiker 6 years ago

      Mouth-watering, thanks!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I never had any idea there were so many Chocolate Holiday Celebrations. Feeling a little down at the end of January because of taxes? No problem. Just celebrate on January 27: National Chocolate Cake Day and eat a chocolate cake. You'll feel better, if not fatter. LOL. This really is great, but one I need to stay far away from.

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      top101 5 years ago

      These are awesome! nice lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for the enjoyment. This lens deserves to be my favorite lens ever!!!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      The chocolate-covered bananas look fabulous! Congratulations on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      My favorite 'chocolate' holiday here is (Dec. 16) National Chocolate-Covered "Anything" Day.... Yeah! Love all these chocolate occasions. My favorite Chocolate things are 'chocolate pie', chocolate covered peanuts, and chocolate fudge with walnuts!

      I have featured this lens on my June Wacky Holiday lens celebrating National Candy Month below the section I devoted to Chocolate Candy! Us 'chocoholics' gotta stick together! :)

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      Sher Ritchie 4 years ago

      This is amazing... I had no idea there was even one chocolate holiday; thanks for listing all these in one lens. Wow!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I'm so happy that there are chocolate holidays in every single month. Great lens.

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      This lens had me at chocolate.

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