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A Year Of Chocolate Holidays: Mark Your Calendar!

Best Chocolate Covered Cherries
[1] Chocolate=covered cherries. National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is January 3rd (photo © Katherine Pollak | © The Nibble).

Chocolate Bonbons
[2] A box of fancy bonbons. International Chocolate Day is September 13th (photo © Vosges Haut Chocolat).

Chocolate Layer Cake
[3] Chocolate layer cake. January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. Here are wines to pair with chocolate cake (photo © King Arthur Baking).

Chocolate Ice Cream Cone
[4] Dark chocolate ice cream cone. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (photo © Clementine’s Creamery).

Glass Of Chocolate Milk With Shaved Chocolate Garnish
[5] Chocolate milk. September 27th is National Chocolate Milk Day (photo © Yi Mun Loo | Unsplash).

Chocolate & Red Wine
[6] Chocolate truffles with a glass of Banyuls. Check out pairing wine and chocolate. National Chocolate Day is October 28th (photo © Chef Stefan).

Pouring Hot Chocolate
[7] Hot Chocolate. National Hot Chocolate Day is January 7th (photo © Maddi Baccocco | Unsplash).


The first official chocolate holiday of the New Year is January 3rd, National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. There are 69 chocolate holidays in all.

How much does America love chocolate? There are at least two chocolate holidays every month of the year.

The runner-up holiday category, wine holidays, has no holiday in January and only one in April and September.

> Check out our favorite chocolate-covered cherries, from John & Kira’s.

> The history of chocolate-covered cherries.
> Pairing wine and chocolate.

  • January 3rd: National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (photo #1)
  • January 10th: National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • January 27th: National Chocolate Cake Day (photo #3)
  • January 31st: National Hot Chocolate Day (photo #7)

  • February: National Chocolate Month a.k.a. Celebration Of Chocolate Month
  • February 1: National Dark Chocolate Day
  • February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 5th: World Nutella Day
  • February 9th: Chocolate Day*
  • February 11th: National Peppermint Patty Day
  • February 14: National Cream-Filled Chocolate Day / Valentine’s Day
  • February 16th: Tim Tam Day†
  • February 19th: National Chocolate Mint Day
  • February 23rd: Tootsie Roll Day
  • February 25th: National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
  • February 27th: National Chocolate Covered Strawberry Day
  • February 28th: National Chocolate Soufflé Day

  • March 5th: Chocolate Chip Cookie Week
  • March 6th: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Third Full Week: American Chocolate Week
  • March 19th: National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • March 24th: National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
  • March 28th: Eat An Eskimo Pie Day
  • March 28th: National Black Forest Cake Day

  • April (date varies): Easter & Orthodox Easter
  • April 3rd: National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • April 21st: National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

  • May: National Chocolate Custard Month
  • May 1st: National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • May 2nd: National Truffle Day
  • May 3rd: National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 12th: National Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 15th: National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 18th: I Love Reese’s Day
  • May 19th: National Devil’s Food Cake Day

  • June 2nd: National Rocky Road Day
  • June 3rd: National Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • June 7th: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (photo #4)
  • June 11th: National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • June 16th: National Chocolate Fudge Day
  • June 22nd: National Chocolate Eclair Day
  • June 24th: National Pralines Day
  • June 26th: National Chocolate Pudding Day

  • July 3rd: National Chocolate Wafer Day
  • July 7th: World Chocolate Day
  • July 8th: National Chocolate With Almonds Day
  • July 23rd: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Day
  • July 25th: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • July 28th: National Milk Chocolate Day

  • August 4th: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 10th: National S’mores Day
  • August 20th: National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

  • September 12th: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • September 13th: International Chocolate Day* (photo #2)
  • September 16th: National Choose Your Chocolate Day
  • September 22nd: National White Chocolate Day
  • September 27th: National Chocolate Milk Day (photo #5)

  • October 7th: National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day
  • October 13th: National M&Ms Day
  • October 14th: National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day
  • Third Monday: Chocolate Week
  • October 28th: National Chocolate Day (photo #6)

  • November 7th: National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
  • November 20th: National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

  • December 1st: National Peppermint Bark Day
  • December 5th: National Sacher Torte Day
  • December 13th: National Cocoa Day
  • December 16th: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
  • December 28th: National Chocolate Candy Day
    Have we forgotten one? Let us know!

    *This is different from the World Chocolate Day observed on July 7 to commemorate chocolate’s introduction to Europe in 1550.

    †Tim Tam biscuits are Australia’s most loved chocolate biscuit (cookie). It’s a chocolate cookie sandwich with a cream filling, enrobed in chocolate.


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