(CNN) – They have been used to decorate Christmas Trees since the mid-1800s, and today’s their day.
December 26th is National Candy Cane Day.
The original peppermint candy was apparently a stick, not curved at the top as most envision these days. It was also white with colored stripes.
The red-striped, white candy canes weren’t introduced until 1900.
The Guiness World Record for the longest candy cane is 51 feet long.