Thursday, March 25, 2010

On March 25

On this day in ...
... 2010 (today), is celebrated Våffeldagen, also known as International Waffle Day. Våffeldagen originated in Sweden, where the yummy treats were served on this day to mark the Feast of the Annunciation, itself also known as Lady Day. How in English translation Våffeldagen became to be called "International" is unclear, and in any event it's a misnomer: American contrarians have declared August 24 -- the date in 1839 when a patent for the waffle iron issued -- to be Waffle Day in the United States.

(Prior March 25 posts are here, here, and here)

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