As I look through the various "fun" and "food" holiday listings I can find, I find four such "holidays" that you might celebrate with our Sacred Substance, Sisters and Brothers. Because I hope and believe this month and next will be very busy revealing holiday gift options for you all, I wanted to list these "holidays" now so you can plan ahead.
November 7 = National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day -- Wow. This is a very specific "holiday". I couldn't find any reliable information about who created this day or when.
November 25 = National Parfait Day -- Again I could find reliable information on this day but if you don't know what a parfait is, think of it as a layered dessert generally made of cream, fruit or pudding-like layers.
November 26 – National Cake Day -- Really? At least in the USA this is really close to Thanksgiving and I never think "cake" I always think "pie" on that holiday. I couldn't find any information about when this began or why.
Looking ahead we see in early December you could celebrate a few other days, if the wide range of national, religious, and cultural holidays are not enough for you to choose from. Here is just the first week's listing, I'll return to this topic in December.
December 1 = National Pie Day -- The American Pie Council says it started this holiday HERE. If only all of these "fun holidays" were as easy to research. Hey, if someone started these, you need to speak up and document it for us all.
December 4 = National Cookie Day (note that several other days are called "Cookie Days" on the calendar) -- I found a few online claims that this "holiday" was actually proclaimed on the TV show "Sesame Street" by the character Cookie Monster but I couldn't find supportive documentation. If you know of it, please send it my way.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.