Christmas is one of the major festivals of India and around the world. On this day Christ was born. This day involves lots of festive celebrations. The day’s main attraction is food. But there are many interesting facts about Christmas food that you will find astonishing.
The traditions and foods of Christmas have evolved with time and there is a story attached with each of those traditions and foods. There is a mysterious story behind each of the food.
- Invention of Candy Canes
According to legend, candy canes came into being in 1670. They were specially ordered by the choirmaster of Cologne Cathedral. He wanted candies in the shape of shepherd’s crook. These were to be given to the children who were attending the crèche scene of the church.
- Sugar Plums
Sugar plums remind us of sugar plum fairy and dancing sugar plums in children’s heads. The sugar plums have a definite place in Christmas lore. But what exactly are they? They are actually a type of candy. When they first came in 1600s, the word “plum” referred to dry fruit. Sugar plums are a combination of spices and dry fruits formed into balls and then coated with candy shell.
- Fruit cake was meant to last whole year
Fruitcakes normally last a long time without going bad. This is due to the fact that they contain lots of sugar and other preservatives. They were originally meant to last long and were baked during harvest season of USA and eaten till the next harvest season, the following year.
- Peacock was the main dish of Medieval Christmas feast
Turkey is the main dish of a typical Christmas in US or UK. But in medieval times, the main dish was peacock! In sixteenth century, Henry VIII had turkey for Christmas, and after that it became a traditional dish.
- A normal Christmas Dinner contains 7000 calories
According to a study, a normal Christmas Day can amount to 7000 calories in a person’s diet.
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