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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 06:06 AM

Daily Holidays - December 26

National Candy Cane Day Candy canes are so ubiquitous during the holiday season that they are practically considered part of Christmas itself. However, very few people know when, where or how candy canes came into existence, though it is a very interesting story. According to German folklore, the first candy canes were made in the 17th century when a choirmaster in Cologne, Germany, needed to find a way to keep the children quiet during the exceptionally long Christmas Eve Mass. So he ordered peppermint-flavored candy sticks from a local confectioner, but with a few twists of his own, steeping them in religious symbolism. Firstly, he requested the sticks to be on the shape we know them so they could be a visual representation of sorts of the canes that the shepherds coming to visit the baby Jesus might have had. Some also say that when turned upside-down, the candy cane becomes the letter J, which stands for Jesus. Furthermore, the choirmaster asked for the sticks to be white (to represent the sinless, pure life Jesus lived) and red (to represent the blood Jesus lost when he was crucified for the sins of mankind). Of course, there is no solid evidence for this, and modern candy cane historians, or whoever looked into it, have disputed the ideas presented here. Luckily, however, you can enjoy the candy cane on its special day with or without this kind of expert knowledge. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/candy-cane-day/

National Thank-you Note Day Thank You Notes, the cards we see lined up on store shelves. Some have those silly little tunes and others are silent but filled with words that have a whole lot of meaning. They’ve been around for as long as we can remember, perhaps even longer, but do we know the true history behind them and their origins? Let’s delve deep into the past to uncover the truth of the origin behind these cards. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thank-you-note-day/


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To all the Retail Workers, Delivery Folks of all sorts, Restaurant & Deli Workers, who through their efforts (often grossly underpaid) made our Holidays possible.

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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:13 AM

1. Thank you, Sherman A1, for the Daily Holidays!



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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:07 AM

2. What she said.

Merry Boxing Day! And thanks for keeping up the Daily Holidays!

-- Mal

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