National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day - What-the-Heck HolidaysOrigins
No one knows how this holiday got started! All we know is that it exists. But since a lot of holidays just have a lot of myths surrounding them, I came up with a myth about how this day got started: Once upon a time, there was an ancient king of England who was king so long ago that no one can even remember his name. He had this mother-in-law that he really hated, but he didn't want to just upset his beautiful queen wife by killing her. So on her birthday, he gave his mother-in-law a GIANT chocolate-covered cherry, and she choked on it and died. To celebrate this day (he told his wife it was a day to mourn for their kingdom's loss though, because he didn't want to hurt her feelings) he declared National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Somehow the holiday came over to the USA (probably from immigrants a long long time ago) and we all eat giant chocolate covered cherries and hope we don't die tragically.

Actual Date
January 3

Other Interesting Tid-Bits
Check out this website to make your own chocolate covered cherries! http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,177,144190-229192,00.html

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