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World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day,[1][2] is an annual celebration of chocolate,[3] occurring globally on July 7.[4][3] or just Chocolate Day.[5] The observance of World Chocolate Day date back to 2009,[6] and some suggest July 7 in particular celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.[1][7]

Other chocolate day celebrations exist, such as National Chocolate Day in the United States on 28 October.[8] The U.S. National Confectioners Association lists 13 September as International Chocolate Day,[8] coinciding with the birth date of Milton S. Hershey (September 13, 1857).[9][10][11] Ghana, the second largest producer of cocoa, celebrates Chocolate day on February 14.[12] In Latvia, World Chocolate day is celebrated on July 11.[13]

The U.S. National Confectioners Association lists four primary chocolate holidays on their calendar[8] (Chocolate Day (July 7), two National Chocolate Days (October 28 and December 28), and International Chocolate Day (September 13)[14]), in addition to variants such as National Milk Chocolate Day, National White Chocolate Day, and National Cocoa Day.

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  1. ^ a b "International Chocolate Day the sweetest day of the year". Mercury. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Chappaqua's Sherry B Celebrates International Chocolate Day". The Chappaqua Daily Voice. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b Claire Healy (7 July 2014). "World Chocolate Day: Five things you didn't know about Ireland and its grá for chocolate". irishmirror. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  4. ^ "World Chocolate Day: What your chocolate says about you". NewsComAu. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  5. ^ "World Chocolate Day 2020: Why is World Chocolate Day celebrated?". The Times of India. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  6. ^ Ginger Carter-Marks (1 February 2009). The 2009 Weird & Wacky Holiday Marketing Guide. book. ISBN 9780978883157. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.wired.com/2010/07/0707chocolate-introduced-europe/ Wired, July 7, 2010
  8. ^ a b c "Candy Holidays". National Confectioners Association. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Milton Hershey Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  10. ^ ""September 2008 dates to celebrate"". Creative Forecasting. 20 (7–12): 6. Retrieved 7 July 2014. International Chocolate Day - This day celebrates the birth anniversary of Milton Hershey (1857 - 1945)
  11. ^ "Milton Hershey: Happy Birthday". The Hershey Company. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  12. ^ "CPC cash in as Ghanaians celebrate chocolate day". News Ghana. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  13. ^ "World Chocolate Day 2020 celebrated to mark introduction of food in Europe; all you need to know - India News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  14. ^ "Reasons to celebrate chocolate in September". National Confectioners Association. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
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