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NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY – December 26

National Candy Cane Day December 26

National Candy Cane Day December 26

NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY

National Candy Cane Day is celebrated across the United States each year on December 26.

In 1844, a recipe for a straight peppermint candy stick, which was white with with colored stripes, was published however there are stories that tell of all white candy sticks in much earlier times.  There are folklore tales of the origin of the candy cane yet there is no documented proof of it’s true beginning.   It has been mentioned in literature since 1866 and was first known to be mentioned in association with Christmas in 1874.   As early as 1882, candy canes have been hung on Christmas trees.

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It was Chicago confectioners, the Bunte Brothers, that filed the earliest patents for candy cane making machines in the early 1920′s.

Alain Roby, Geneva pastry chef, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest candy cane, measuring 51 feet long.

NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Candy Cane Day, an “unofficial” national holiday. 

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