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1

 

WORLD AIDS DAY

Advent Season Begins

 

2

 

Cyber Monday

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 

3

 

Giving Tuesday

 

4

 

National Cookie Day

 

5

 

National Comfort Food Day (RECIPES)

 

6

 

First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

Finnish Independence

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY (Recipes)

 

7

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

8

 

National Brownie Day (RECIPES)

Second Sunday of Advent

 

9

 

GREEN MONDAY

 

10

 

NATIONAL LAGER DAY

Universal Human Rights Day

 

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12

 
 
 

13

 

National Popcorn String Day

National Cocoa Day

 

14

 

A Chassell Old-Fashioned Christmas

Carnegie Museum Open House & Victorian Christmas in Houghton

Michigan Technological University 2019 Mid-Year Commencement

 

15

 

Third Sunday of Advent

National Lemon Cupcake Day (RECIPES)

 

16

 

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

 

17

 

National Maple Syrup Day

First in Flight (RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE)

 

18

 

International Migrants Day

National "I LOVE HONEY" Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day (RECIPES)

 

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20

 

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

 

21

 

Happy Winter Solstice

 

22

 

Hanukkah Begins (December 22nd to December 30th)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

National Date Nut Bread Day (RECIPES)

 

23

 

National Pfeffernusse Day (RECIPES)

 

24

 

Christmas Eve RECIPES & TRADITIONS [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm]

Christmas Story 24-Hour Marathon

National Eggnog Day (RECIPES)

 

25

 

Christmas [Co-op Closed]

 

26

 

National Candy Cane Day

 

27

 

National Fruitcake Day (RECIPE)

 

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30

 

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 

31

 

New Years Eve [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm]

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 
    

December 13, 2019

National Cocoa Day

It's National Cocoa Day! Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a delicious cup of hot cocoa! Cocoa is made from the dried, fully fermented seeds of the cacao tree. These seeds are ground to make cocoa powder, which is a main ingredient in the hot cocoa we all know and love. Fun fact: monkeys were actually the first creatures to discover that the cacao plant was edible --- and tasty! Over 1500 years ago, monkeys began to eat the pulp of the plant and spit out the beans. Humans soon caught on, and the rest is history.

Cacao trees are grown worldwide, but it is thought that the first ones grew in South America. Cocoa is similar to wine, in that its flavor profile differs based on where it's grown. Lucky for us, cacao trees are very plentiful --- it takes 300-600 cocoa beans to make two pounds of chocolate!

To celebrate National Cocoa Day, make your favorite type of cocoa to enjoy. For a holiday twist on a traditional cup of cocoa, try adding a candy cane!

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