The Valentine’s Day celebration would be observed in Ghana as National Chocolate Day today February 14, 2020.
The National Chocolate Day Celebration was instituted in 2005 to coincide with Valentine’s Day which falls on 14th February every year to boost the domestic consumption of Ghana chocolate and other cocoa-based products, promote domestic tourism and give a healthy orientation to the celebration of Valentine’s Day in Ghana in collaboration with Cocoa Processing Company, Ghana Cocoa Board and Cocoa producing Companies.
The National Chocolate Day celebrations was launched by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi in January this year, with a call for patronage and usage of “Made in Ghana Chocolate”.
This year’s celebration will commence from February 10 and climaxed on February 14, on the theme; “My Chocolate Experience: My Holistic Well-Being”.
Ghana is famous for being one of the world’s major producers of cocoa. Cocoa from Ghana, like cocoa from other parts of Africa such as Cote d’Ivoire, is usually of lower flavour grade and used primarily for mass consumption chocolates and industrial uses, not for higher-value, speciality chocolate products.