snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > About This Site > Snopes Spotting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24 December 2011, 07:49 PM
snopes's Avatar
snopes snopes is offline
 
Join Date: 18 February 2000
Location: California
Posts: 109,626
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 Snopes.com, 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.

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/24...e-all-the.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Candy cane stabbing snopes Horrors 5 12 December 2009 02:34 PM
Halloween Candy: Best and Worst snopes Snopes Spotting 20 24 October 2009 03:47 PM
Suckers are for candy bowls snopes Snopes Spotting 0 23 October 2009 07:47 PM
Candy before bed, dream you're dead snopes Old Wives' Tales 26 20 January 2008 07:27 AM
10 things you may not know about candy snopes Snopes Spotting 3 02 November 2007 01:59 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.