National Candy Cane Day is celebrated on the day after Christmas every year. A candy cane is a cane-shaped boiled sweet stick candy. It is mostly associated with the Christmas holidays. It is a common white with stripes of red color and flavored with peppermint. Not only peppermint is also made with a variety of characters in different colors. Cinnamon-flavored candies are quite popular. It is otherwise known as Santa’s cane.
History of Candy Cane Day
The exact origin and the founder of National Candy Cane Day are still unknown. There is an interesting story about how candy canes came into existence during the Christmas holidays. According to Folklore in Cologne, Germany, in the 17th century, candy canes were first introduced when a choirmaster needed to find a way to keep the children quiet during the Christmas Eve holidays. He ordered peppermint Candy Canes from a local confectioner. But choirmaster had a few twists of his own by steeping them into religious symbolism. Initially, he requested the candy canes should be in the shape that they could be the visual presentation of sorts of the candy canes that the shepherds were coming to visit the baby Jesus might have had.
Some peoples say that when sticks are turned upside down, they become the letter J, which stands for Jesus. Further, he asked that the sticks be in red and white color. The white color symbolizes the sinless and pure life of Jesus lived. The red color symbolizes the blood lost by Jesus when he was crucified for the sins of humanity. However, there is no evidence for this story, and historians of candy cane have disputed these ideas. But you can enjoy candy cane day with or without knowledge of the origin of Candy Canes. The largest candy cane was fifty-one feet long, and it was made by Geneva pastry chef of Alain Roby in 2012.
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How to Celebrate National Candy Cane Day
Nearly Two billion Candy Canes are made every year for Christmas Holidays. Candy Cane can be an additive to hot chocolates and other drinks. They can be used to decorate Christmas Trees. Post your Candy Cane Day celebrations on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #CandCaneDay.
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