Candy Cane Day, Monday, 12/20/21

Dec 16 2021

On Monday, December 20, PCI will be handing out candy canes to students. A sweet treat and a fun decoration, candy canes have an interesting history. According to Christmas Legends to Remember, Around 1670, a choirmaster of a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, bent the sugar sticks at one end, forming the shape of a shepherd’s crook. These white candy canes helped keep the children quiet during the long Christmas Eve Nativity service. From Germany, the use of candy shepherds’ staffs spread across Europe, where plays of the Christmas Nativity were accompanied by gifts of the sweet “shepherds’ crooks.

Get a candy cane, also known as a shepherd’s crook, and have a sweet day!

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