Celebrating Saint Nicholas

Posted on December 06, 2022 in: General News

Celebrating Saint Nicholas

December 6th is celebrated as St. Nicholas Day.

The candy cane is often associated with St. Nicholas because he would bend the sweet treat in the form of a shepherd's staff and give it to children attending church. Being a Bishop, St. Nicholas would have carried a crosier, or hook shaped staff, as a shepherd of his people. Thus, making the candy cane a perfect symbol of this patron saint and protector of children.

Traditionally, candy canes are red and white. The thick red stripe represents the blood of Jesus; the white represents His purity. The three thin stripes on the candy cane represent the Holy Trinity and the "J" shape represents the name of Jesus.




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