World Chocolate Day (11/07)

Every year on July 11, sweet lovers celebrate World Chocolate Day. This delicious holiday was invented and first held by the French in 1995.

It is believed that the Aztecs were the first to learn how to make chocolate. They called it "food of the gods". The Spanish conquistadors, who first brought it to Europe, dubbed the delicacy "black gold" and used it to strengthen physical strength and endurance.

A little later, the consumption of chocolate in Europe was limited only to aristocratic circles. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, with the advent of industrial production, non-aristocratic people could also enjoy chocolate. Chocolate appeared in Russia under Peter I. The story says that the tsar brought it from the West along with coffee.