Why does the pineapple symbolize hospitality in many cultures?
It has a long history of being a symbol of hospitality in many cultures. When Christopher Columbus landed on Guadalupe in the Caribbean, the natives there used it in may feasts and religious rites. When brought it back to Europe, its sweetness and uniqueness made it very popular and in great demand. Later King Charles posed with one in his official portrait. In colonial America, it was a table centerpiece for visitor dinners. It was a symbol of the warmest welcome that a hostess could give and was oftentimes served as dessert. Visitors were given the bedrooms that contained beds on which pineapples had been carved. It became a symbol of wealth and affluence, as only the most could afford them. Given as a gift, it was very appreciated. Today it still continues as a symbol of welcome..
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The pineapple has served as a symbol of hospitality and warmwelcome through the history of the Americas. . Christopher Columbus wrote the first account of a westernencounte…r with the pineapple in the journal of his second discoveryvoyage across the Atlantic. He and his men landed on the Caribbeanisland of Guadalupe where the sailors enjoyed this sweet, succulentnew fruit, which had already become a staple of native feasts andreligious rites. . In 1493, Columbus first brought the pineapple back toRenaissance Europe that was largely devoid of sweet foods,including fresh fruit. The pineapple's exotic nature and sweetnesssoon made it an item that soon acquired both popularity andcuriosity for centuries after its European arrival. For twocenturies, as European horticulturists struggled to perfect ahothouse method for cultivating pineapples in Europe, the pineapplebecame even more a coveted commodity. In the 1600s, King Charlesposed for an official portrait while receiving a pineapple as agift. . In colonial America, hostesses would set a fresh pineapple inthe center of their dining table when visitors joined theirfamilies in their homes. Visiting was the primary means ofentertainment and cultural exchange, so the concept of hospitalitywas a central element in colonial life. The pineapple, then,symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to herguests, and then often it also served as the dessert for the meal.If the visitors spent the night, they would be given a bedroom witha bed in which pineapples had been carved on either the bedposts orthe headboard -- even if that was the master bedroom. . Creative food display became a competition among the hostesses,because it declared her personality and her family's social status.Hostesses tried to outdo one another in creating memorable diningevents. In larger, more affluent homes, the doors to the diningroom were kept closed to create an air of suspense and excitementover the preparations of the hostess. Colonial grocers sometimesrented pineapples to hostesses desperate to create a diningexperience above their financial means. Later, once that hostesshad returned the pineapple, the fruit would be sold to moreaffluent clients who could afford to actually buy and eat it.Regardless of ones financial ability to actually buy and eat thepineapple, however, visitors to the homes that displayed thepineapple felt particularly honored that the hostess had spared noexpense to secure one in their behalf. . By the Gilded Age, which was the era in which Samuel Coupleslived, through the present day, the pineapple became a familiarsymbolic image of welcome, good cheer, and warmth and affectionbetween all who dwell inside the home.
The pineapple is an old symbol of hospitality and can often be seen in carved decorations (untufted pineapples are sometimes mistaken for pine cones). Quoted from http://w…ww.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=pineapple&gwp=13 "Other Uses and Trivia"
I grow pineapples and they only produce 2 within 4 years.
Actually just looked this one up. surprisingly its from the United States in the 30's Jim Dole had a contest for pineapple cake as he over planted his pineapple crop and canne…d 90% of it. From that he received over 2500 pineapple cake recipes. Pineapple Upside Down were some of them; then Jim Dole became Dole's
NO it is not the symbol of Baptism! . . No it is not the symbol of Baptism!
A pineapple is the symbol of welcome.
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The pineapple made its way to America through importing methods from the Caribbean in the seventeen hundreds. Since it is rare and has unique characteristics, it was soon the …symbol for hospitality in early America. But the problem was getting the pineapple to other places because the only trade routes were by ship. When the ship arrived it was considered to be a great achievement to arrive with a pineapple.. Another story tells that New England ship captains would return from their journeys and would put a pineapple around peoples houses as a symbol of a safe return. The pineapple has such a unique style to it that it was often used as the centerpiece in food banquets. It was also used as for decorating for arriving guests through 18 th and 19 th centuries. The pineapple still remains the symbol of hospitality today. It just has that warm welcoming sense to it that says you are welcome to come in.. I believe the story when families had dinner they would place the pineapple in the center of the table and invite neighbors to come eat with them. When the neighbors would walk in and they would see the pineapple in the center of the table and it just became that sense of hospitality to them. The other story is when New England sea captains came back and put pineapples around everyone's houses. This would then create that sense of safety and security for hospitality to be based around. The other story is also related to this story too. It says that when it was imported to America it was such a hard journey just to get the pineapple to the destination that when it did arrive it was outstanding that it did.
No, it is a symbol for welcome.
This is fun
a pineapple symbolises summer and tropical fruits found in tropical places such as Hawaii.
I am thinking Hawaii Welcome and Hospitality
they only produce 2 within 4 years.
Because a pineapple was in the script in the pilot episode so the writers decided to make something fun out of it.
the meaning of the parts of the pineapple in hospitality industry