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Chocolate Day is a perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate! This holiday is celebrated by enjoying your favorite chocolate recipe! Is there anything better than that? Gather up your friends and family and treat everyone with something chocolate and delishious. Pull out your favorite chocolate recipes and share in the baking and making of chocolate desserts-
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National Chocolate Day is celebrated every SEPTEMBER 13  /  23

U.S. National Chocolate Day is an observance that occurs in the United States every year on September 13.The U.S. National Confectioners Association has stated that September 13 is the official date for the observance in the United States. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. The day occurs on the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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When is Chocolate Day? September 23??
There's a bit of confusion as to the actual date of this holiday. You see we have "Chocolate Day," World Chocolate Day, International Chocolate Day, and National Chocolate Day. Without even saying; it's ovious how these holidays can get all mixed up.

World Chocolate Day
Some calendars say World Chocolate Day is celebrated on September 23 but we also found reference to World Chocolate Day at this website that states: "Why not join in on World Chocolate Day on September 4th. World chocolate day is an annual event, with various events organised in different countries. The world day started first in 2003 and now events are organised annually on September 4th. The day itself was chosen because it is the birth date of the World Chocolate Day founder, the Italian, Valeria Lo Iacono."

International Chocolate Day
Some say "International Chocolate Day" is celebrated on September 13. If you do an Internet search; you will also find reference to National Chocolate Day on October 28, December 24, December 28, December 29, February 10 and July 7. 
 • We also have a National Milk Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 28. 
 • National White Chocolate Day - September 22
 • National Chocolate Anything Day - December 16
 • American Chocolate Week--March 14-20 

Is it possible that this holiday is celebrated more than one day?
Yes it is! In fact we have many holidays listed as a National Day but is also celebrated Internationally on a different date. It's also possible that this holiday started out as a Movable Holiday which could explain why so many different dates are listed. We think the biggest answer to this puzzle is simply the fact that there are so many chocolate holidays; everyone is getting them all mixed up. Also: Many times candy companies will promote chocolate on certain days and call that day "Chocolate Day" this in turn confuses the public into thinking that it's National Chocolate Day when it's actually just a "chocolate day promotion." Also chocolate is a very popular choice for fundraisers too. Oh well- - - We are still researching this holiday and if we ever find the creator of this holiday we will pass on the information. Until then, enjoy chocolate on all these dates by eating chocolate and sending chocolate day greeting- Yep, there's even greeting cards that say September 23 is Chocolate Day :)

How is this holiday celebrated?
Chocolate Day is a perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate! This holiday is celebrated by enjoying your favorite chocolate recipe! Is there anything better than that? Gather up your friends and family and treat everyone with something chocolate and delishious. Pull out your favorite chocolate recipes and share in the baking and making of chocolate desserts-

 •  Chocolate Cake Recipes
 •  Chocolate Pie Recipes
 •  Chocolate Mint Cupcake Recipe
 •  Chocolate Covered Bacon
 •  Chocolate Chip Cookies

Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.

We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. 

Chocolate, one of the most popular flavors in the world:
"Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays: chocolate bunnies and eggs are popular on Easter, chocolate coins on Hanukkah, Santa Claus and other holiday symbols on Christmas, and hearts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate."

See Also:
 •  Chocolate
 •  National Cocoa Day
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