Friday, December 25, 2015

The Orgin of the Candy Cane | Holiday Histories







Hello Internet ^_^ !! Merry Christmas ! I wish I could have some pictures for you all, but I don't want to take any until  I get my camera . So yeah, late Christmas pictures it is. Anyway, I thought in the meantime I would write the first post of a series I wanted to do for a LONG while . The series is called "Holiday Histories". Its pretty self-explanatory. For holidays or special days, I will write posts concerning the history of that day ( including traditions, culture, etcetera). I hope you all enjoy it !

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                                                        ~ The Orgin of the Candy Cane ~


WARNING: This contains religious ( the Christian religion ) content. If you are not Christian or are offended by religious content, approach with caution ***
There are many different versions of this story, and this was one of the most accurate I found .
 
Hello Interent, it's Daily Doll reporter Kanani Akina here ! Today I will be telling you ALL about that sweet, white and red striped, peppermint flavored staff of deliciousness- Yep you guessed it, the Candy Cane.

      The candy cane started with an candymaker in Indiana who wanted to make something that could be a 'witness' to Jesus . He decided to make the candy cane. He wanted to incorporate symbols from Jesus' birth, death, and life .He started with a stick of hard white candy. The white symbolized the purity of the Virgin Mary and the sinlessness of Jesus. The hardness of the candy symbolized the Solid Rock,the foundation of the church, and the firmness of the promises of God. He then shaped it into a J shape to stand for Jesus' name . It could also be turned over to represent the staff of a shepard  in which Jesus is our " Good Shepard ".He thought the candy looked blank and plain, so he added some red lines to it. The thin lines represented the scrounging at the pillar Jesus received to save us from sin. The thick lines represented the blood Jesus shed on the cross to save us from sin and give us eternal life. With all these symbols blended together - Ta Da ! The candy cane was born.

I hope you love our first Holiday History ! Remember this meaning before you bite into or suck on this special holiday treat.

Tell us in the comment section below - Candy canes or Christmas cookies ?

NEXT HOLIDAY HISTORY : What is the meaning of the Christmas Tree ?

Eating a Candy Cane,
~ Thalia

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