Chocolate Day - 9th February Celebration in the Valentine's Week
Michael Levine rightly says, “Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food.” It is hands down one of the best inventions that most definitely works its magic on everyone, especially on special occasions like Valentine’s Day. It is a classic tradition of exchanging chocolates on the third day of the season of love. This time around, that day falls on 9th February that is observed as Chocolate Day.
So, when is Chocolate Day in 2021?
This time around, the Valentine’s Chocolate day falls on 9th February 2021, which is the third day of the Valentine’s week.
Celebrating chocolate day is a worldwide tradition in India. So let’s find out the history behind this popular day below:
Why is Chocolate Day Celebrated?
As we know, conversation hearts, truffles, and heart-shaped chocolate boxes are some of Valentine’s Day staples. In fact, it is a classic Valentine’s Day tradition of exchanging these chocolates. But has anyone wondered how it all began? Well, the roots of Valentine’s Day are dated back to the Romanian era, but the chocolate giving tradition is quite recent!
It was in the 1840s that Valentine’s Day came to be recognised as the time to celebrate love and romance around the world with cards and flowers. But hey, that was only until Richard Cadbury came into the picture. It was his British company called Cadbury that was responsible for sales of chocolates at such a crucial point. After Richard recognised a great opportunity for chocolates, he started selling them in beautiful boxes made by him.
Ever since that day, the sales for chocolates have been on a rise, today we celebrate it as ‘Chocolate Day’ on the third day of Valentine’s week. Now, isn’t that the sweetest way to kickstart the season of love? We are sure it is. Besides all things sweet, having chocolates has health benefits too. You’ll be surprised to know. Come, let us find out:
- Avoids sunburn
- Promotes happiness
- Improves memory
- Cuts cholesterol levels
The flavonoids present in chocolates protects the skin from sunburn. In addition to this, it also improves blood circulation, hydration, and skin density. That way, you’re only ensuring that you get healthy-looking and glowing skin.
A chocolate a day keeps sadness away. Even science agrees with us! Research suggests that eating chocolates makes everyone happy. Well, it’s due to the presence of an organic compound called phenylethylamine that promotes happiness within the body.
Thanks to the flavonol content! It is because of it that chocolate lovers have elephant memory. The presence of flavonol improves the circulation of blood flow in the brain.
Wait, what? Does chocolate really reduce the levels of cholesterol? Well, eating a piece of dark chocolate cuts your appetite by an impressive 50%. So, have it 20 minutes before the meal and five minutes after it.
With so many added benefits, chocolates indeed make a great gift for every occasion, especially Valentine’s Day. So, pick a beautiful premium box of Valentine’s chocolates for your lover and give it to them this season of love. Club it with a cute quote on the box to bring a smile to their face.
Here are the best chocolate day wishes for Valentine’s Day:
- “When we don’t have the words chocolates can speak volumes.”- Joan Bauer
- “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”- Charles M. Schulz
- “Life is like a box of chocolates and I want to share it with you. You never know what you’re getting next but I want to have it with you.”
- “Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.”- Ursula Kohaupt
- “You’re like chocolates. Sweet, selectable, and oh! So satisfying.”
Chocolates are irresistible Valentine’s Day gifts. So, use this opportunity to express your feelings to your loved ones with an exclusive box of chocolates. Make the day count for them this year. Happy Valentine’s Day!