Chocolate Day is a tribute to the creator of Willy Wonka

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This holiday, which has been celebrated around the world every September 13 since 1995, began as a tribute to the author of the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl, who was born on September 13.

Since 1995, every September 13, in tribute to the author of the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the British writer Roald Dahl, International Chocolate Day is celebrated.

In this novel for children, published in 1964 and adapted to the cinema three times, in 2023 the third version comes out, chocolate is the main protagonist.

The cover of one of the editions of the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a story written for children that revolves around the candy and chocolate company of the eccentric Mr. Willy Wonka, the greatest candy producer that ever lived, and how Charlie Bucket, a boy from a family very poor, manages to visit this factory with his grandfather.

Wonka puts five golden tickets, which will allow five boys or girls to visit the factory, in five of his chocolate bars that are for sale.

Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee and Charlie Bucket will be the lucky winners. They all enter with his parents, except Charlie, who is accompanied by his maternal grandfather Joe.

Already inside the chocolate factory, children discover a fantastic world of chocolate and sweets. However, little by little they are expelled as a result of their hobbies, defects and bad education.

The five children who won the tickets to visit the chocolate factory.

Augustus Gloop, who was a fat and obsessive child with sweets, falls into a river of chocolate where he is sucked into a tube that takes him out of the factory.

Violet Beauregarde, a chewing gum-obsessive and highly competitive girl, becomes a blueberry for trying, without permission, a chewing gum experiment with taste for a full two-course meal and dessert.

Veruca Salt, a very spoiled girl who does not stop begging, is thrown into the waste hole by some squirrels when trying to keep one of them.

TV addict Mike Teavee is turned into a little TV character.

While Charlie, a kind and prudent boy, is the winner for his character, and receives the chocolate factory as a prize.

Mr. Wonka was looking for an heir, and Charlie was the one, but the boy gives up the prize because he had to sacrifice his family to be in the factory.

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