Why The Pineapple Became The Symbol Of Hospitality

Dated: 08/24/2019

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Why the Pineapple Became the Symbol of Hospitality

The Legend: "The sea captains of New England traded among the Caribbean Islands, returning to the colonies bearing their heavy cargoes of spices, rum, and a selection of fruits, which sometimes included pineapples. According to the legend, the captain would drop anchor in the harbor and see to his cargo and crew. Once his work was done, he would head home, stopping outside his house to spear a pineapple on a fence post. This would let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage."

Read the full SouthernLiving.com article here:
https://www.southernliving.com/culture/pineapple-hospitality
 

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(I have been researching the pineapple as a symbol of hospitality for Move Realty OPEN HOUSES and thought you might find the stories interesting.)

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