International Waffle Day
People love waffles and that’s a fact. Quite frankly, we can’t blame them. After all, who can avoid that crispy waffled exterior, especially when it’s paired with a pat of butter and some high-quality maple syrup? We know that we can’t.
This is why we always take the time to celebrate International Waffle Day. This holiday falls on March 25th and its sole purpose is to remind people that waffles exist and that they should have a plate of these delicious morsels in front of them. Waffles served with syrup, fruit, preserves, or just about anything else a person wants to top them with. Yum!
The History Of International Waffle Day
Although there are other waffle holidays, mainly National Waffle Day (observed on August 24th), that each has their own origin stories, this holiday was actually created in Nordic countries. To be more specific, this is a holiday that began as a tradition every year in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. It was celebrated during the Feast of the Annunciation, a time when waffles are usually consumed.
International Waffle Day began to switch from a religious celebration because the Swedish word Vårfrudagen means “Our Lady’s Day,” which speaks of the Feast of the Annunciation. However, this word sounds very much like Våffeldagen when it’s spoken quickly. That word means Waffle Day. So, it’s easy to see that over time this holiday would become its own day.
Some time a few years ago, this holiday broke free and began to be celebrated in other countries. This was mainly due to the fact that cafes and restaurants that specialized in waffles would introduce the holiday when they first opened as marketing campaigns. It’s for this reason Waffle Day morphed into International Waffle Day and is now celebrated all over the world.
Some Quick Waffle Facts
Let’s go over a few waffle facts before we continue with this holiday. We’ve assembled the following facts just for International Waffle Day and we think everyone will get a kick out of them. We know they provided us with a bit of amusement.
- The word waffle comes from the Dutch word for a wafer.
- Waffles have been enjoyed since the 14th century.
- Thomas Jefferson has been said to have brought the first waffle iron to North America.
Observing International Waffle Day
International Waffle Day can be observed just by making and serving up some waffles. These can be plain waffles or any one of the many waffle recipes that you can find on the Internet. Buttermilk, blueberry, and cinnamon waffles are just some of the wild flavors that people enjoy. No matter what type of waffle a person enjoys, they should take the time to spread the word about it by using the hashtag #WaffleDay on social media.