If you happen to make it to Lindsborg today, you'll find everything is turning up waffles! Believe it or not, today - March 25, is International Waffle Day.
Originated in Sweden (of course), Vårfrudagen (Our Lady Day) occurs nine months to the day before Christmas - the day the Archangel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary that she was pregnant. As the holiday progressed, it also began to commemorate the first day of Spring.
So what do waffles have to do with anything? Well, in Sweden, on March 25th the women would set aside their winter chores like chopping wood and knitting, and began their spring tasks.. The greatest of which is preparing waffles! Våffeldagen sounds enough like Vårfrudagen that it's easy to see how it became a fun day, and what isn't as fun as waffles?
Today in Little Sweden, USA you will also find lots of waffle-related fun including:
We will be open today from 9:30 to 2:00 offering sampes of one of our strangest creations yet....
Waffle Flavored Coffee.
Våffel on down and tell us how you like it. Hope to see you soon!