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List of Chocolate Holidays & National Chocolate Days of the Year

If you love chocolate, you’ll be excited to know there are many chocolate holidays during the year.

Every month of the year has several national days dedicated to different types of chocolate.

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national day’s guide for more information.

Some of these chocolate national days are solely about chocolate, like National Milk Chocolate Day, while others celebrate chocolate as an element of the day, like National Butterscotch Brownie Day.

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Chocolate holidays

Chocolate makes an appearance in many of our holiday celebrations, whether as an addition to holiday menus, or as part of a tradition.

During Valentine’s Day, boxes of chocolate are popular gifts given to loved ones. In fact, chocolate is so important during this holiday that it is one of the symbols of Valentine’s Day.

Easter is known for Easter egg hunts leading to an Easter basket full of chocolate candies and treats.

A time honored Halloween tradition involves children trick or treating for chocolate while dressed in Halloween costumes.

Christmas isn’t complete without peppermint bark, holiday fudge, and more chocolatey baked goods.

While chocolate makes an appearance during these holidays it’s not the main event. However, there are national days during the year dedicated just to chocolate!

National chocolate days

There are almost 2000 national days during the year, so it makes sense that each month has multiple chocolate national days during it.

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All of the chocolate holidays and national days dedicated to chocolate are listed in chronological order below.

Chocolate holidays in January

Curious about the national days at the beginning of the year? Check out all of the national days in January and January food days.

Don’t forget to try this January word search of national days.

February chocolate days

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only special day in February. Check out all of the national days in February and the February food days.

Make sure to solve this February word search featuring national days.

Chocolate holidays in March

  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day – March 6
  • National Peanut Cluster Day – March 8
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day – March 19
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day – March 24
  • Eat an Eskimo Pie Day – March 28
  • National Black Forest Cake Day – March 28

Check out all the March national days and March food days, to see everything this month of spring offers.

Don’t forget to try this March word search puzzle of national days.

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April chocolate days

Easter isn’t the only special day in April. See all the national days of April and the April food days.

Get a free April word search printable about the national days too.

Chocolate holidays in May

May is filled with tons of special days. Check out the full list of May national days and May food days, while you try to solve a May word search.

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June chocolate days

  • National Rocky Road Day – June 2
  • National Chocolate Macaroons Day – June 3
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day – June 7
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day – June 11
  • National Fudge Day – June 16
  • National Chocolate Éclair Day – June 22
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day – June 26

Father’s Day isn’t the only special holiday in June. See all of the June food days and June national days.

Make sure to get this printable June word search of national days.

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Chocolate holidays in July

  • National Chocolate Wafer Day – July 3
  • World Chocolate Day – July 7
  • National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day – July 8
  • National Milk Chocolate Day – July 28

Independence Day falls in July, but so do many July food days and July national days.

Don’t forget to try this July national day word search printable.

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August chocolate days

  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – August 4
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day – August 20

Head to this list of August national days and August food days for more fun reasons to celebrate this month.

Plus, get this free August word search printable of national days.

Chocolate holidays in September

September has many days to celebrate. Get the full lists of September national days and September food days.

Check out this September word search printable too.

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October chocolate days

  • National Chocolate Covered Insect Day – October 14
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day – October 18
  • National Chocolate Day – October 28

Halloween isn’t the only special day in October. Check out all of the national days in October here, and be sure to check out the food holidays in October, too.

Don’t forget to try this printable October word search of national days.

Chocolate holidays in November

  • National Candy Day – November 4
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day – November 7
  • National Chocolates Day – November 29
  • National Mousse Day – November 30

There are more special days in November than just Thanksgiving. Get the list of November national days here and make sure to also learn about the November food holidays.

Check out this November word search printable of national days too.

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December chocolate days

Christmas isn’t the only special day in December. Learn all of the national days in December here.

Have a look at this December word search of national days too.

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You can also watch our video about the national days of the year on YouTube.

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Chocolate Holidays & National Chocolate Days of the Year

Below are some links to several of our favorite chocolate holidays during the year.

Visit these pages to learn fun facts about the various types of chocolate and ways to celebrate these national days.

In many of these posts you will also find easy and delicious chocolate themed recipes!

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.

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