(CNN) – December 26 is National Candy Cane Day.
Candy canes have been hung from Christmas trees since 1882.
They were made by hand until a machine was invented to make them in 1921.
The flavor is traditionally peppermint, but now they exist in virtually every flavor.
An average candy cane is five inches long, but the Guinness World Record for the longest candy cane is 51 feet.
(This story was originally published on December 26, 2019)