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INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY

Quick Facts : International Chocolate Day

  • Date: Sep 13, 2015
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Chocolate is one of the world's favorite flavors, possibly THE most loved taste across 7 continents. This magic bean has been consumed by humans from as far back as 1900 BC, and was an integral part of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations and culture. Europeans combined it with milk and sugar, and with the Industrial Revolution and mass production, the modern era of chocolate began. Though it originated in the Americas, today the small African country of Cote D'Ivoire produces 30% of the world's cocoa. Everyone loves it, the recipes are endless and September 13th is celebrated as international chocolate day.

While most of us don't need a special day to indulge in the rich creamy glory that is chocolate, International Chocolate Day gives us just one more reason to consume this delectable confection in copious quantities. It is celebrated mostly by individuals, local candy stores and bakeries, independent chocolatiers and large candy corporations. It is marked by a profusion of delicious recipes all over the internet, from a 15-minute chocolate milk pudding to extravagant meringues, pies, layer cakes, souffles and mousses. Everyone shares everything chocolate, and food bloggers in particular usually have a field day around this time, reviewing the best desserts in town and fondly reminiscing on their classic home-cooked favorites. Candy stores and bakeries hold chocolate festivals, inviting customers loyal and new to sample the delights of their kitchen. Mass producers like Hershey, Nestle, Cadbury, and organizations like the National Confectioners Association also take the opportunity to celebrate what is a huge industry all over the world. Exclusive manufacturers like Ghirardelli, Godiva and Neuhaus capitalize as well, with large-scale festivals and events for producers and consumers of this scrumptious pleasure food.

Dark chocolate also has many proven health benefits. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals produced by metabolism of fat. This has an array of positive effects on your body, ranging from improving cardio-vascular health to preventing chronic diseases. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, as well as, interestingly enough, help regulate blood sugar. Finally, it has also been linked to the release of endorphins - the feel-good hormone, which might explain why it is so widely known and loved as a mood-lifter. It is often mixed with other foods and flavors which enhance the taste and may improve your health as well, such as mint, orange, peanuts, almonds, coconuts etc.

So International Chocolate helps us celebrate chocolate in all its multi-faceted glory, throwing bake sales, creating desserts, understanding chocolate or simply enjoying it.

International Chocolate Day Observances

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International holidays celebrated in year 2014

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  • International Thank-You Day
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  • Jan 30, 2014
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  • Feb 12, 2014
  • Darwin Day
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  • Feb 22, 2014
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  • Mar 01, 2014
  • International Day of the Seal
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  • Mar 20, 2014
  • World Frog Day
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  • Mar 21, 2014
  • World Down Syndrome Day
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  • Mar 23, 2014
  • World Meteorological Day
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  • Mar 29, 2014
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  • Apr 02, 2014
  • International Children’s Book Day
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  • Apr 07, 2014
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  • Apr 12, 2014
  • Yuri's Night
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  • Apr 21, 2014
  • International Creativity and Innovation Day
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  • Apr 22, 2014
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  • Apr 23, 2014
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  • Apr 25, 2014
  • World Penguin Day
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  • May 03, 2014
  • World Press Freedom Day
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  • May 05, 2014
  • International Midwives Day
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  • May 08, 2014
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  • May 10, 2014
  • World Lupus Day
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  • May 12, 2014
  • International Nurses Day
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  • May 13, 2014
  • IEEE Global Engineering Day
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  • May 15, 2014
  • International Day of Families
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  • May 18, 2014
  • International Museum Day
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  • May 21, 2014
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity
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  • May 22, 2014
  • International Day for Biological Diversity
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  • May 23, 2014
  • World Turtle Day
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  • May 24, 2014
  • World Schizophrenia Day
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  • May 25, 2014
  • Towel Day
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  • May 31, 2014
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  • Jun 14, 2014
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  • Jun 16, 2014
  • International Day of the African Child
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  • Jun 17, 2014
  • World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
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  • Jun 20, 2014
  • World Refugee Day
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  • Jul 11, 2014
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  • Jul 16, 2014
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  • Aug 08, 2014
  • Universal & International Infinity Day
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  • Aug 09, 2014
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
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  • Aug 10, 2014
  • International Biodiesel Day
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  • Aug 13, 2014
  • International Lefthanders Day
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  • Aug 14, 2014
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  • Aug 23, 2014
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
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  • Sep 15, 2014
  • Software Freedom Day
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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day
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  • Sep 21, 2014
  • World Gratitude Day
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  • Sep 22, 2014
  • World Car-Free Day
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  • Sep 29, 2014
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  • Oct 02, 2014
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  • Oct 03, 2014
  • World Temperance Day
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  • Oct 05, 2014
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  • Oct 10, 2014
  • World Mental Health Day
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  • Oct 16, 2014
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  • Oct 17, 2014
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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  • Oct 24, 2014
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  • Nov 08, 2014
  • World Town Planning Day
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  • Nov 16, 2014
  • International Day for Tolerance
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  • Nov 21, 2014
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  • Nov 30, 2014
  • International Computer Security Day
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  • Dec 01, 2014
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  • Dec 02, 2014
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
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  • Dec 05, 2014
  • International Volunteers Day
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  • Dec 07, 2014
  • International Civil Aviation Day
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  • Dec 10, 2014