December 28, 2021

National Chocolate Candy Day

The word "chocolate" comes from the word "xocoatl" or "chocolatl". Mayan “school” means hot or bitter, and the Aztec "atl" means water. Chocolate is made from the cacao plant. Before it was ever made into a sweet candy, it was ground into a beverage. In ruling class society, the beverage was used for medical purposes.

National Card Playing Day

In the 9th century, the Chinese began developing games using money and other paper objects. These early playing cards bear no resemblance to the sturdier European playing cards that developed a few centuries later.