International Waffle Day

People love waffles, and that’s a fact. Quite frankly, we can’t blame them. After all, who can resist 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 its 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 wafer.
  • Waffles have been enjoyed since the 14th century.
  • Thomas Jefferson is said to have brought the first waffle iron to North America.

Observing International Waffle Day

International Waffle Day can be observed simply 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.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 25 Monday
Next year (2025)
March 25 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
March 25 Saturday
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