The candy cane, it’s one of Christmas’s “fun foods” you can eat it, decorate with it , put pipe cleaner antlers on it, and lick it until your tongue turns red. It’s one of the “sweetest Symbols, of the holidays.
Candy canes came from the creative minds of European choirmasters, who bent candy sticks into the shape of shepherd hooks to present to children attending the Crèche ceremonies. Candy canes came to America in the 1900’s and a few red stripes were added to the peppermint sticks. I’ve often heard that the three red stripes represent the Holy Trinity. What have you heard? I’ve also heard that the hard candy represents the solid foundation of the church and the peppermint flavor represents the hyssop used by Jesus for purification.
So now you know a little something about the candy cane. It’s not just a fresh breath making treat, or a delicious holiday decoration, it’s symbolic too!
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