World Chocolate Day

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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] The observance of World Chocolate Day date back to 2009,[5] and some suggest July 7 in particular celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.[1][6]

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

Other more specific chocolate-themed days are celebrated around the world.[8] The West African country, Ghana, the second largest producer of Cocoa celebrates chocolate day on February 14.[9] In Latvia, World Chocolate day is celebrated on July 11.[10]

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  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. ^ Ginger Carter-Marks (1 February 2009). The 2009 Weird & Wacky Holiday Marketing Guide. book. ISBN 9780978883157. 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.
  9. ^ World, Republic. "Read Latest News, News Today, Breaking News, India News and Current News on Politics, Bollywood and Sports". Republic World. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  10. ^ "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.