Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3 ~ National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

 I love the holidays that involve chocolate!!!

I'm not sure who is responsible for the Food Holiday list, but all the different sites I've found seem to agree on them.  There is a food for every day of the, but for now, since I'm only doing one holiday a day, I alternate between the food holidays, the religious holidays, the foreign holiday, and the just plain weird holidays.  And, when the food holiday has something to do with Chocolate it usually wins my debate on which holiday to feature.

If you're feeling creative today try these...

These Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice are soooo cute... I made them one year for Christmas, but couldn't make them fast enough to give any away.

If you'd rather not make your own there are some gourmet and ready made options...

and if you really want to start from scratch....

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