Home  /  Site Info  /  Feedback Form  /  Aboutus.org  / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy
Our Video Clips  /  Calendar Directory  /  Calendar Store   /  Blogger  /  Send Greeting Cards  / Thank You!

Copyright 2004 & Up / Gone-ta-pott.com - All rights reserved.
Monthly Holidays
January  /  February
March  /  April  /  May
June  /  July  /  August
September  /  October
November  /  December

Types of Holidays
Federal Holidays
Federal Observance
Hallmark Holidays
International Observ
Movable Feast
Major Holidays
Movable Holidays
Nationwide Observ
Proclamation Holidays
State Holidays
Types of Holidays
Unofficial Holidays

Holiday Categories
Animal Holidays
Career Holidays
Craft&Hobby Holidays
Dance Holidays
Drink Holidays
Food Holidays
Fruit Holidays
Game Holidays
Garden Holidays
Health Awareness
Literature Holidays
Personality Holidays
Religious Holidays
Romantic Holidays
Spooky Holidays
Supernatural Holidays
Weird Holidays

Popular Holidays
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Valentines Day
St. Patrick's Day
Halloween Home

Calendar Related
Birthstones / Month
Daylight Saving Time
Flower of the month
Friday the 13th
Full Moon Day
Zodiac Signs
The Four Seasons
Todays Birthday

Be Entertained
Today In History
Trivia Tournament
Daily Bible Verse
Fun Page Exchange!

  National Candy Cane Day!
When is National Candy Cane Day? National Candy Cane Day is December 26.

What is this Holiday for?
This Holiday is set aside for people around the world to appreciate the candy cane, it's history and how good it tastes.

What is a Candy Cane?
A candy cane is a hard cane-shaped candy stick. It is traditionally white with red stripes and flavored with peppermint (also known as a peppermint stick); however, it is also made in a variety of other flavors and may be decorated with stripes of different colors and thicknesses. The candy cane is a traditional candy surrounding the Christmas holiday in North America, although it is possible to find them throughout the year.

Candy Cane History
The candy cane was originally a straight, hard, and all-white candy stick invented by French priests in the early 1400s. The cane shape is traditionally credited to a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany, who, legend has it, in 1670 bent straight sugar sticks into canes to represent a shepherd's staff, and gave them to children at church services. Another theory is that, as people decorated their Yule trees with food, the bent candy cane was invented as a functional solution. Candy with red stripes first appeared in the early 1900s. Postcards before 1900s show only white colored candy canes.

Urban legends
In recent years, apocryphal origin stories for the candy cane have become popular. Usually they suggest the candy cane was invented by an American Protestant, usually described as being an unnamed candy maker in 1870s Indiana, to represent Jesus. These stories typically suggest that the white of the candy cane represents Jesus's purity, the bold red stripes represents crucifixion, and the three thin red stripes stand for the Holy Trinity. This legend further posits that the general shape is for the "J" in Jesus, as well as perhaps to resemble a shepherd's cane.

Cookie Baking Store / Cookie Cutter Products / Gourmet Cookies / Cookie Cutters / Cookie Utenslils
Cookbook Store / Bread Baking Store / The Wooden Kitchen / Pie Baking Store / Coffee Store /AStore?

Resources: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article candycane /and other related pages. Top Photo:
History of the candy cane at about
Common Meals
BreakfastSecond Breakfast
BrunchLunchDinner  • Supper
Tea (meal) • Afternoon TeaHigh Tea
A look into other Candy Holidays
National Candy Month: June
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Lollipop Day: July 20
National Chocolate Holidays
National Dessert Day
Food Holidays
Christmas / Candy
"Your Holiday Directory"