World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day, referred to, in some instances, as International Chocolate Day,[1][2] is an annual observance that occurs globally on 7 July.[3][4] References to World Chocolate Day being observed on 7 July have been recorded as early as 2009.[5] Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate.[4] Some references indicate that this day celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.[1][6]

Many other chocolate day celebrations exist, such as National Chocolate Day in the United States on 28 October.[7] Confusingly, the U.S. National Confectioners Association lists 13 September as International Chocolate Day.[7]

Other more specific chocolate-themed days are celebrated throughout the world.[8] The West African country, Ghana, the second largest producer of Cocoa celebrates chocolate day on February 14th. Others include Bittersweet Chocolate Day on 10 January, Milk Chocolate Day on 28 July, White Chocolate Day on 22 September, and Chocolate Covered Anything Day on 16 December.

See also


  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. ^ "World Chocolate Day: What your chocolate says about you". NewsComAu. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Ginger Carter-Marks (1 February 2009). "The 2009 Weird & Wacky Holiday Marketing Guide". book. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ Wired, July 7, 2010
  7. ^ a b "Candy Holidays". National Confectioners Association. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Chocolate Holidays". Days of the Year. Retrieved 2 October 2017.

Further reading


July is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honour of Roman general Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis, being the fifth month of the 10-month calendar.

It is on average the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere, where it is the second month of summer, and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere, where it is the second month of winter. The second half of the year commences in July. In the Southern hemisphere, July is the seasonal equivalent of January in the Northern hemisphere.

"Dog days" are considered to begin in early July in the Northern Hemisphere, when the hot sultry weather of summer usually starts. Spring lambs born in late winter or early spring are usually sold before 1 July.

July is the traditional period known as "fence month," the closed season for deer in England. The end of England's High Court of Justice Trinity Term takes place on 31 July. July is also the time in which the elections take place for the Japanese House of Councillors, held every three years and replacing half of its seats.

In Ancient Rome, the festival of Poplifugia was celebrated on 5 July, and Ludi Apollinares was held on 13 July and for several days afterwards. However, these dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

July 7

July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 177 days remain until the end of the year.

The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system. In the Chinese language, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

List of food days

This is a list of food days by country. Many countries have designated various days as celebrations, commemorations or acknowledgments of certain types of foods and dishes.

List of minor secular observances

This is a list of articles about notable observed periods (days, weeks, months, and years) declared by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.

This list does not include official public holidays; for those, see List of holidays by country. For religious holidays and feasts, see Category:Religious holidays. For an overview including all types of holidays, see Lists of holidays.

National Chocolate Day

There are a variety of dates that have been designated as "Chocolate Day" around the world. The most commonly accepted such date is July 7. Various Chocolate Days have been called Local, National or International/World, including conflicting claims.The U.S. National Confectioners Association lists four primary chocolate holidays on their calendar (Chocolate Day (July 7), two National Chocolate Days (October 28 and December 28), and International Chocolate Day (September 13)), in addition to variants such as National Milk Chocolate Day, National White Chocolate Day, and National Cocoa Day.

International Chocolate Day coincides with the birth date of Milton S. Hershey (September 13, 1857), founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company.

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