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1st February

National Dark Chocolate Day

Chocolate lovers, get ready to indulge! Today is National Dark Chocolate Day, and it's the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some rich, velvety, and

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2nd February

The crown bottle cap was patented this day

Today we are doffing our cap to William Painter, the inventor of the crown cap used to seal most beer and soda bottles. He filed three separate Bottle

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3rd February

A Feast for the Feathered

Birds, birds, everywhere, but not a crumb to spare! If you're tired of seeing your feathered friends go hungry, then it's time to celebrate National Feed

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4th February

Bacardi's birthday

The founder of Bacardi was a Catalan wine merchant called Facundo Bacardi Massó, who left Spain for Cuba in 1830.

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5th February

World Nutella Day

Is Nutella one of your guilty pleasures? If so, today is for you. For the shamelessly sugary gloop known as Nutella - we're sorry, the delicious hazelnut

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6th February

The day Elizabeth Windsor became Queen

In 1952, the late Queen's father, George VI, died in his sleep at Sandringham Palace, having reigned for only 15 years. Elizabeth heard the news in Treetops,

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7th February

Charles Dickens' birthday

Charles John Huffman Dickens was born on this very day back in 1812. Despite describing himself as a very small and not-over-particularly-taken-care-of

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8th February

MacElhone bought Europe's oldest cocktail bar this day

On this day in 1923, Harry MacElhone finally achieved his dream and bought the New York Bar on 5 Rue Daunou, Paris, where he had worked more than a decade

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9th February

The Beatles conquered America

On this day in 1964, the Beatles officially cracked America - making them still one of very few British bands to have achieved this difficult feat.

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10th February

Umbrella Day

Being English we are seldom ever out without an umbrella (or brolly as we call them), and we're particular fans of the nifty pocket-sized fold-up variety.

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11th February

National Latte Day

Today we toast one of the world's greatest pairings: coffee and milk. It's National Latte Day and what better way to celebrate than with a steamy, creamy

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12th February

National Plum Pudding Day

Plum Pudding Day has arrived, and it's time to celebrate one of the most unique and beloved holiday desserts of all time. The history of plum pudding is

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13th February

Palentine's Day

Move over, Valentine's Day – there's a new love fest in town! That's right, folks, we're talking about Palentine's Day. And no, it's not a typo. This

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14th February

Valentine's Day

You can't have failed to notice that 14 February is St. Valentine's Day, a time of year when a sum equivalent to the GDP of a small country is spent on

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15th February

Canada Flag Day

Today in 1965 Canada adopted its iconic flag and the date is celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day. The red and white maple leaf design replaced

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16th February

National Almond Day

February 16th is National Almond Day, a day to celebrate one of the most versatile and nutritious nuts in the world. Almonds are a staple in many diets

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17th February

World Cat Day

This is a day to excite cat lovers everywhere with pet shops around the world set for bumper sales of cat treats, toys and even collars – yup some people

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18th February

Fernand Petiot's birthday

On this day in 1900, Fernand Pete Petiot was born in Paris, to parents who owned a guesthouse - he would come to fame, correctly or otherwise, as the inventor

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19th February

National Chocolate Mint Day

Today is National Chocolate Mint Day, a day dedicated to celebrating this unique yet delicious flavour combination. Whether you're a fan of mint chocolate

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20th February

Cherry Pie Day

Happy National Cherry Pie Day! Today, we celebrate the sweet and tart goodness of one of America's most beloved desserts. It's time to grab your fork and

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21st February

National Sticky Bun Day

Ah, National Sticky Bun Day! The day when the delicious aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls fills the air, and the sweet, gooey goodness of caramelised sugar

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22nd February

Margarita Day

There are days for most things in the US, but Margarita Day is a subject very close to our hearts. Because, no matter who invented this classic cocktail,

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23rd February

Banana Bread Day

Welcome to National Banana Bread Day, the one day of the year when we can celebrate this delicious and versatile bread made from the humble banana.

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24th February

World Bartender Day

We're celebrating what the Oxford English dictionary defines as a person serving drinks at a bar but we know as creative, hard-working folk who satisfy

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25th February

Chocolate-Covered Nut Day

National Chocolate-Covered Nut Day is here, and it's time to go nuts! Whether you're a fan of almonds, peanuts, or hazelnuts, there's no denying that chocolate

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26th February

National Pistachio Day

Eaten by humans for approximately 9000 years, the humble pistachio has been a popular snack for millennia, providing health boosting benefits alongside

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27th February

International Coffee Liqueur Day

For some, today is National Kahlua Day but we're proudly more inclusive so we're celebrating what we call International Coffee Liqueur Day with a Espresso

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28th February

Chocolate Soufflé Day

Happy National Chocolate Soufflé Day! Today is the day to indulge in one of the most decadent and elegant desserts known to man. Whether you're a seasoned

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29th February

Leap Year Day!

This cocktail sits on our database waiting for attention once every four years so don't miss today's Leap Year Cocktail, created by Harry Craddock for

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