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Waffle Day – Våffeldagen

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In Sweden, today – and every 25th of March – is WAFFLE DAY! If you ever needed an excuse to eat waffles, here it is.

Waffles in the U.S. are a breakfast food, covered in syrup and butter. In Sweden, however, waffles are strictly dessert covered in freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam.

Why is it Waffle Day? They say that it stems from the mispronunciation of “vårfrudagen” (Our Lady’s Day) to “våffeldagen” (Waffle Day).  Leave it to Swedes to turn the conception of Christ into a day to enjoy waffles!2013-03-25 18.41.492013-03-25 18.41.46

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4 thoughts on “Waffle Day – Våffeldagen

  1. It seems like Swedes have all sorts of reasons to eat pastry and dessert. That’s my kind of place! Hope your waffles were wonderful.

  2. I love Waffle Day! 🙂

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  4. In my family, waffles (aswell as pancakes) are dinner. With icecream and jam. ❤

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