This Tuesday (January 19th) was National Popcorn Day.  Last year I was totally oblivious to the fact that National Popcorn Day even existed.

This year, I’m on Twitter.

While my Twitter feed usually serves up a steady stream of decadent chocolate photos (or chocolate-and-fruit or chocolate-and-nuts), I started noticing a lot of popcorn-mixed-with-chocolate photos and therefore found out about National Popcorn Day.

Which led to the question:  What chocolate-related national days should I be keeping an eye out for?

I’ve compiled a handy reference list (with the help of the National Day Calendar) of the upcoming national days involving chocolate.

Assorted Wrapped Chocolates

But first, a side note:  I was temporarily distracted by the wide variety of non chocolate-related national days.  Did you know that April 16th is Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day?   Or that there is a National Dance Like a Chicken Day (May 16th)?

Also, a disclaimer:  I may have added a few days to the list that aren’t exactly 100% chocolate related.  Like National Almond Day – almonds are so often paired with chocolate that it seemed only natural to include them.   Then again, with a little imagination, any day could be turned into something chocolate related.  Take National Ampersand Day (Sept 8th).  I ate chocolate & then I ate more chocolate & then I ate even more chocolate & then I didn’t feel so good & then I had to lie down.  See what I mean?

The National Chocolate Days List:

January 2016

January 3 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 10 National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 24 National Peanut Butter Day
January 27 National Chocolate Cake Day

February 2016

February 11 National Peppermint Patty Day
February 14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 16 National Almond Day
February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day
February 25 National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
February 27 National Strawberry Day
February 28 National Chocolate Souffle Day

March 2016

March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
March 6 National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 6 National Oreo Cookie Day
March 19 National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
March 27 National Nougat Day

April 2016

April 3 National Chocolate Mousse Day
April 5 National Caramel Day
April 21 National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

May 2016

May 1 National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2 National Truffle Day
May 3 National Chocolate Custard Day
May 11 National Nutty Fudge Day
May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day

June 2016

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

July 2016

July 3 National Chocolate Wafer Day
July 8 National Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day

August 2016

August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
August 10 National S’mores Day
August 20 National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

September 2016

September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 22 National White Chocolate Day
September 27 National Chocolate Milk Day

October 2016

October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day

November 2016

November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 26 National Cake Day
November 30 National Mousse Day

December 2016

December 4 National Cookie Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 13 National Cocoa Day
December 16 National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
December 28 National Chocolate Candy Day

You may be thinking: But I don’t live in the U.S.  Doesn’t matter.   In my opinion, these can be national days in whatever nation you reside!

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