The Nutcracker is a famous christmas tradition, but we all wonder "Did this become a tradition because of the ballet? " Yes and no. The nutcracker tradition goes way back...
In russia, people would give nutcrackers as gifts to guard their homes
In Germany, they also gave them as gifts.
After E.T Hoffman wrote the Nutcracracker and the mouse king, the popularity of the nutcracker began to grow
And began to grow even more after Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky created a ballet out of this wonderful classic
Now people all over the world celebrate the tradition of the nutcracker, by putting up posters, decorations , and even some families go and see the nutcracker ballet. Peter llyich Tchaikovsky and E.t Hoffman really introduced Nutcrackers to the world. By: Savannah Decker