We’re nuts about the holidays! Some of our favorite holiday traditions include enjoying the beautiful music from The Nutcracker Ballet. While listening to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, we decided to do a bit of research on Nutcrackers. Here are a few fun facts:
- Nutcrackers originated in the Erzgebirge region of Germany, which is a mountainous region with many mining communities
- Miners in the area created these wooden crafts as a way of supplementing their income. Nutcrackers are often sold in the Christmas markets around Germany and are often given to children as Christmas presents.
- German legend says that a nutcracker in a home will bring good luck to all that live there, and also to the home itself.
- The largest collection of German Nutcrackersin the world has 4,334 of them in one place. This is a nutcracker museum and is owned by the Loschner Family in the town of Neuhausen, Germany.
Cool! Of course all this research makes us a bit hungry for nuts! To satisfy your next nut craving, be sure to stop by The Original Pancake House when you are out for breakfast in Denver this holiday season. Our Pecan Belgian Waffle or our Cinnamon Almond French Toast will fulfill your nuttiest dreams!