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Christmas Candy Canes

whychristmas.com

The Christmas Candy Cane originated in Germany about 250 years ago. They started as straight white sugar sticks.

“A story says that a choirmaster, in 1670, was worried about the children sitting quietly all through the long Christmas nativity service. So he gave them something to eat to keep them quiet! As he wanted to remind them of Christmas, he made them into a ‘J’ shape like a shepherds crook, to remind them of the shepherds that visited the baby Jesus at the first Christmas. However, the earliest records of candy canes come from over 200 years later, so the story, although rather nice, probably isn’t true!” More…

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