Every day can be a holiday or some type of reason to celebrate. Thanks to the internet, a number of special days have spread online and have become the cause for celebration for many people.
While following these days, you can discover new celebrations, fun ways to lift your spirits, and good excuses to give gifts to the ones you care about.
Giving chocolate gifts is commonly reserved for Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day. However, sixteen other “specialty” (made-up) holidays are quickly gaining steam and becoming optimal choices for chocolate gift giving. Browse through these chocolate holidays and see which ones you can celebrate with a gift of chocolate.
Chocolate Holidays List
Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day – January 17th
All of your resolution plans have fallen by the wayside and you give in to your wants or cravings. Known as Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day, January 17th is a great time to either give up completely or have a special cheat day.
Boxes of chocolate are perfect for any type of diet or food change you decided to make in the New Year. Chocolate is an ideal way to celebrate and share in the day with other friends who may have given up on their New Year’s resolution as well.
National Peanut Butter Day – January 24th
January 24th is the perfect time to celebrate your love of peanut butter. Combine it with chocolate for a classic and delicious candy combination. Get together with friends or celebrate with your own box of peanut butter caramel crisps.
National Dark Chocolate Day – February 1st
Dark chocolate is the least sweet of the three classic types of chocolate, but it’s no less great! You can start off the month of February by gifting a box of dark chocolates, such as our popular Midnight Assortment!
Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5th
Chocolate fondue day is a great way to celebrate dipping chocolate. You can choose to dip it yourself in a chocolate fondue set or purchase a box of chocolates with the candy already dipped and ready to eat. You can even mix in chocolate pieces to a fondue pot for different melting options.
Mix the chocolate with a variety of fruits to have a number of flavor options.
Chocolate Mint Day – February 19th
Chocolate and mint mix to create wonderful flavors and all of those great tastes are the focus of Chocolate Mint Day. The easiest way to celebrate this holiday is purchasing and sharing a box of chocolate mint candies. Not only does it taste great, but your mouth will feel fresh because of all the mint flavors.
I Want You to Be Happy Day – March 3rd
You don’t have to do much to spread happiness to others and this can be easily done on I Want You to Be Happy Day on March 3rd. The holiday is a great way to spread a little cheer. Small bags of chocolate can be handed out to friends, family, and neighbors as you spread the love and bring some random cheer.
Fun at Work Day – April 1st
April Fool’s Day doesn’t always have to be about pranks. April 1st is also considered Fun at Work Day. As spring weather approaches, many people feel down in the office. One of the best ways to help is by spreading some fun with a box of chocolates. They are an ideal conversation starter and can provide a fun snack for any work games or meetings.
National Caramel Day – April 5th
When the world gives you a caramel holiday, why miss out? One of many candy holidays in April, national caramel day is a great excuse for eating caramel outside of Fall. Some years this may fall close to Easter, but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in some sweets!
National Jelly Bean Day – April 22nd
This candy holiday always falls around Easter, and certainly relates to the season! Jelly Beans are a seasonal favorite, and are especially loved by kids. Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, this is a great reason to give a sweet treat to your friends or family.
Chocolate with Almonds Day – July 8th
The first of July’s chocolate holidays is Chocolate with Almonds Day. Nuts and chocolate are a great mix that many will love the receive at this time of your. As you’re in between the biggest gift-giving holidays, you have a great excuse to show some love to your family and friends.
Junk Food Day – July 21st
Indulge friends and family in some chocolate treats on Junk Food Day. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or enjoying the air conditioning indoors, you can easily and conveniently pick small chocolates and indulge during the warm days of summer. The chocolates would make an ideal dessert to go with other junk food like burgers or pizza.
National Milk Chocolate Day – July 28th
Milk chocolate is a classic option when it comes to boxed candies, and you cannot go wrong when gifting it. This holiday is ideal for giving the chocolate lovers in your life a special treat they can enjoy and share throughout the day.
Shop for all types of chocolate products at Abdallah. We have a variety of flavors and options to choose from for all your chocolate needs. If you’re choosing for others, keep these tips in mind for making the perfect selection.
Eat an Extra Dessert Day – September 4th
Sometimes one dessert just doesn’t cut it. That’s why someone decided to name and popularize September 4th as Eat an Extra Dessert Day. Grab your family or a group of friends and enjoy your favorite chocolates and some ice cream, all while engaging in some chocolate holiday spirit!
National White Chocolate Day – September 22nd
We’ve already had national milk chocolate day and national dark chocolate day, and September 22nd finally completes the trifecta. This is the perfect day to gift gourmet white chocolate to your favorite chocoholics. If you want to learn more about white chocolate and what makes it so great, check out this great post! Or get shopping now.
National Dessert Day – October 14th
40 day ago we had Eat an Extra Dessert Day, and we already have National Dessert Day. With Halloween looming, you can get into the candy spirit by celebrating national dessert day with gourmet chocolate. Really the whole month of October is 31 chocolate holidays, but this is the 2nd best day of the month to indulge or give a gift!
Chocolate Covered Anything Day – December 16th
The last specialty holiday of the year is designed to cover all the chocolate pairings that weren’t covered in previous holidays. Before the December holidays come around, give a gift of chocolate favorites. This day is perfect for giving chocolate covered pretzels, fruit, nut clusters, or anything else coated in sweetness!
We hope you found a few chocolate holidays interesting and are ready to celebrate! If we missed any, feel free to comment below and let us know. If all the chocolate holidays talk has gotten your sweet tooth crying out, you can start shopping here. Our family owned chocolate shop has been creating the finest recipes in Minnesota since 1909, and continues to use the finest ingredients and practices possible to improve our candies.