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Watch Pretzels: A Brief & Surprising Religious History Video | One of the Oldest Snacks

Watch Pretzels: A Brief & Surprising Religious History Video | One of the Oldest Snacks

Delicious and salty. That’s all I need to know. But also, tell me more.

“What are pretzels? It sounds like a simple question. We all think we know the twisted and salty dough turned into beloved snacks.

“However, what a lot of people don’t know is that the humble pretzel has a rich religious history that is tied into the medieval traditions of the Catholic Church.

“For example, did you know that the three pretzel holes have important significance? They represent the Holy Trinity.

“Google is highlighting the snack with a Google Doodle video that is called “celebrating the pretzel.” The video Doodle shows a person twisting pretzel dough into the word “Google.”

“The Doodle is designed to celebrate Oktoberfest, which is a world-famous festival in Bavaria, Germany.”

Read more at Heavy

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