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Chocolate Calendar

Chocolate Calendar for 2021-2022 year
Chocolate is the most popular sweet treat in the world.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2021-2022 year

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

August 2021

Monday 16 August - Xicolatada (Palau-de-Cerdagne, France)

September 2021

Monday 13 September - National or International Chocolate Day (United States, the U.S. National Confectioners Association); International Chocolate Day

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022

About chocolate and chocolate traditions

“Cacao” is how you say “cocoa” in Spanish. Flavonoids found in cocoa products have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting effects that can reduce the risk of diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity.
In November, Germans celebrate St. Martin–a knight who shared his cloak with a beggar–with a lantern-lit parade, sweets and steaming hot chocolate. The French celebrate April Fool’s Day with chocolate-shaped fish, or “Poisson d’Avril.”
Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate in his print shop in Philadelphia.
Research to date supports that chocolate can be enjoyed as part of a balanced, heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. Dark chocolate has more cacao (the beans that chocolate are made from) and less sugar than other chocolates, so it is considered healthier than milk and white chocolate.
Some cacao trees are more than 200 years old, but most give marketable cocoa beans for only the first 25 years.
Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans and it takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. It takes two to four days to make a single-serving chocolate bar.
Eating dark chocolate widens arteries and promotes healthy blood flow that can prevent the buildup of plaque that can block arteries.
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