Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Candy Canes

I'm writing my paper on the legends associated with the red and white peppermint flavored candy canes distributed during holiday times. One legend that I will focus on reveals the so-told origin of the candy. The legend goes that an Indiana candy maker created this candy to have various symbolic meanings including the J shape it makes when held upside-down denoting Jesus, the red stripe representing His blood, and the white underneath symbolized purity. Has anyone heard this or something different? Also did anyone experience traditions at Christmas associated with or based around candy canes? thanks!

here is the link to the story (told better than above).


www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/candycane.asp

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