- Congress was in session on December 25, 1789.
- Christmas wasn't declared a federal holiday until June 26, 1870.
Candy CanesAnother tradition with origins in Germany and date back to 1670 in Cologne, one popular account is that a choirmaster wished to quiet the children in church and commissioned a candy maker to design the candy in the shape of a crook to remind them of the shepherds who came to visit baby Jesus at His birth. The candy was handed out to children as they watched plays concerning the nativity.
The above picture was based on an image of Queen Victoria and her decorated Christmas tree previously published in The Illustrated London News in December 1848.
A Very Special Cake
Speaking of cake, one folktale suggested that if you place a piece of wedding cake under your pillow you will dream of your future spouse.
What's Cooking, It Must be Romance?
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