The silly "Chocolate on the Calendar" titles continue until some of you leave comments telling me to stop it... or if you encourage them your Chocolate Priestess will try to be be more clever with them. But then you didn't come for this commentary did you, Sisters and Brothers? You came to find out how you can celebrate April with our Sacred Substance: Chocolate. Let's take a look and see. If I've left out a fun food holiday or a serious holiday please let me know.
April 2 = International Children’s Book Day in honor of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, celebrated since 1967. What can this possibly have to do with chocolate? There are tons of books out there for kids about chocolate and today could be a great day to read with your child and teach them how chocolate is made or the history of it or merely laugh together at some wacky adventures with chocolate. Here are some suggestions for your reading:
The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale (On My Own Folklore)
Smart About Chocolate: A Sweet History (Smart About History)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
April 3, 1892 = date of the creation of the Ice Cream Sundae and as you know you want chocolate fudge topping with that
April 3 = National Chocolate Mousse Day -- just check out the title, can't celebrate without cocoa at least
April 5 = National Caramel Day -- add some chocolate in some form to help you celebrate
April 9 = National Coffee Cake Day -- best coffee cake I ever had had chocolate pieces added to it... I made it and shared the recipe with you all here
April 14 = National Pecan Day -- again why not add chocolate?
April 20, 2014 = Easter -- this is probably the big chocolate day for the entire month and certainly one of the top five in most Christian and/or western influenced nations. The exact date of Easter generally varies between different Christian communities but this year, 2014, April 20th is the day in all of the major denominations that I could find. If you celebrate it on a different day please leave a comment and let me know plus tell me if you use chocolate that day to help you mark it.
April 21 = National Chocolate Covered Cashew Truffle Day -- this is just too decadent... or is it?
April 30 = National Oatmeal Cookie Day