National Chocolate Fondue Day

National Chocolate Fondue Day is a non-official holiday that falls on February 5th each year. On this fun holiday, people are encouraged to gather and enjoy the dessert version of traditional fondue—except instead of using cheese as a dip, chocolate is used. It’s a sweet holiday that seems custom-designed for those who happen to have a sweet tooth.

History of National Chocolate Fondue Day

While no one is quite sure when this holiday was created, it must have been sometime during the 1960s or later. That’s because chocolate fondue wasn’t invented until that time. This form of fondue, which originated in the United States, was adapted from an earlier European version.

European fondue was created during the 1800s as a way to use up hardened cheese. The cheese would be melted, and then a party would form where everyone would dip bread into the cheese. The word “fondue” comes from the French word “fondre,” which means “to melt.”

Celebrating This Holiday

Celebrating this holiday is really easy. All you need to do is host a dinner party, melt some chocolate, place it at the center of a table, and provide your guests with skewers to dip their goodies into the chocolate. Some of the more common food items that can be dipped include apple pieces, pears, bananas, cake, cubes of ice cream, and marshmallows. If you’re feeling particularly festive, you can also set up a fondue fountain for everyone to enjoy.


National Chocolate Fondue Day is the perfect day for chocoholics to have some fun—and one that is easy to celebrate as well. All that’s required is some friends and family, a bowl of melted chocolate, and some things to dip into it. Just be careful not to overindulge on this decadent holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 5 Monday
Next year (2025)
February 5 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
February 5 Sunday
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