National Chocolate Day

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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.[citation needed] Various Chocolate Days have been called Local, National or International/World, including conflicting claims.[citation needed]

The U.S. National Confectioners Association lists four primary chocolate holidays on their calendar[1][improper synthesis?] (Chocolate Day (July 7), two National Chocolate Days (October 28 and December 28), and International Chocolate Day (September 13)[2]), 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),[3][4][5] founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company.

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  1. ^ "Candy Holidays". National Confectioners Association. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Reasons to celebrate chocolate in September". National Confectioners Association. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Milton Hershey Biography". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  4. ^ ""September 2008 dates to celebrate"". Creative Forecasting. 20 (7–12): 6. Retrieved 7 July 2014. International Chocolate Day - This day celebrates the birth anniversary of Milton Hershey (1857 - 1945)
  5. ^ "Milton Hershey: Happy Birthday". The Hershey Company. Retrieved 2 October 2017.

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