By Martha // Posted 25 March, 2009 in: Food + Drink, Holidays
In Sweden, Waffle Day is celebrated on March 25, called VÃ¥rfrudagen (Our Lady’s Day). For Catholics, today is known as the Feast of the Annunciation–celebrating the annunciation given by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she was to become the mother of Jesus.
According to our friends at the American Swedish Institute, VÃ¥rfrudagen was in some Swedish dialects pronounced Vafferdagen, and later it became VÃ¥ffeldagen (Waffle Day). As as result of all of this calculated, waffle-inducing pronunciation, every March 25 people in Sweden bake waffles, eating them with lingonberry jam and whipped cream. And, so did we.