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Old 24 December 2011, 06:49 PM
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Theme Icon Where have all the candy canes gone?

Years ago, somebody with more time than brains floated the idea that candy canes were given as a way for the persecuted Christians to communicate with each other and identify each other on the down low, sort of like a secret handshake.

According to myth-debunking website, theories persisted for centuries that the curved shape was meant to represent the first letter in Jesus' name and the red and white color symbolized the purity and blood of Christ, respectively.
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