National Candy Cane Day is all about a delicious treat that no kid can resist! They are eaten all year round, but today is a unique opportunity to enjoy your favorite taste before the New Year. Perhaps you are already going to the store!
The origin of candies is intertwined with a beautiful legend found in the annals of the 17th century. She tells about the choirmaster who serves in the Cologne Cathedral (Germany). Divine services were held in noise: the chorister boys could not calm down and interfered with the services. The clergyman came up with a trick: he ordered lollipops from the confectioner and asked them to twist them so that they resembled a cane. The result pleased him – instead of the noise, Delhi enjoyed treats.
Another more logical version says that the idea of creating candy canes came from confectioners. They just wanted to come up with the perfect candy for the Christmas tree – and they did it! Probably, the candy was originally black and white, and only during the English Revolution became red and white. During this period, the Puritans, led by Cromwell, forbade the celebration of Christmas. The candy sticks were a protest and symbolized the symbol of the Trinity and Jesus.
Did you know that caramel cane:
- maybe green-white, decorated with beautiful bows;
- most often it has mint and strawberry flavors, but there are also quite unusual ones: bacon, wasabi, brine, etc. Especially for lovers of everything unusual;
- some researchers believe that the German migrant August Imgard came up with the idea of decorating the Christmas tree with candy in 1847.
How to celebrate
At National Candy Cane Day, it’s so easy to please children or plunge into childhood nostalgia yourself. Turn on an interesting movie, pour hot coffee and dip a lollipop into it – it’s delicious! Decorate the Christmas tree with your family and take a photo of the green beauty as a keepsake.
When is National Candy Cane Day celebrated in 2022?
National Candy Cane Day is observed on December 26 each year.