Xicolatada is held on August 16. Palau-de-Cerdagne, France. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
It is celebrated yearly on 16 August, and has been for over 300 years.
In Catalonia, 15 August was once a festival day, and the locals would drink quite a bit, to the point that they felt a bit ill the following morning. To help them feel better, the village chocolatier would offer them a hot chocolate, which he claimed was an excellent remedy. Over the years, this habit grew into a custom, and eventually a municipal association was formed to remember the tradition and to organise the distribution of hot chocolate every year on 16 August, at precisely 11 in the morning.
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