The Silly Origins of International Waffle Day and Why We Love Waffles

We are all about celebrating the joy of waffles, and what better occasion to do so than International Waffle Day? This delightful holiday, celebrated on March 25th, is a perfect opportunity to indulge in the deliciousness of waffles while honoring their rich history and cultural significance. Read on to explore the origins of International Waffle Day (and why it reminds us of a childhood game of operator!) and delve into what makes our Belgian Liege waffles so unique and beloved.

History of International Waffle Day:
International Waffle Day has its roots in a delightful Swedish tradition that dates back centuries. Originally, March 25th was known as "Vårfrudagen" or "Our Lady's Day," a religious celebration commemorating the Feast of the Annunciation. However, the shift from religious observance to Waffle Day occurred gradually over time thanks to the words "Vårfrudagen" and "våffeldagen" ("waffle day").  In faster speech, the two words sound very similar. Use this word next time you play Operator with your kids! (Do kids still play that?!) As a result, Swedes began affectionately referring to March 25th as Waffle Day and celebrating by indulging in delicious waffles. This linguistic twist transformed a solemn religious occasion into a joyful culinary celebration, giving rise to the delightful holiday we know and love today.

The Send Me Waffles Difference:
At Send Me Waffles, we're passionate about crafting waffles that are as unique and delicious as they are comforting. Belgian Liege waffles, in particular, hold a special place in our hearts and the hearts of waffle lovers everywhere. Unlike traditional batter-style waffles, Belgian Liege waffles are made with a yeasted dough and studded with pearl sugar, which caramelizes as the waffle cooks, creating a sweet, crispy exterior.

Our Core Values:
Just like our waffles, our company is built on a foundation of authenticity, supportiveness, and collaboration. We believe in creating connections through food, spreading warmth and compassion with every bite. Whether you're enjoying our waffles with family and friends or sharing them as a gift, you can trust that each waffle is made with love and care, just for you.

Join Us in Celebration:
This International Waffle Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating the magic of waffles. Indulge in the sweet aroma of waffles, savor each bite, and share the joy with those you love. And if you are craving a taste of our Belgian Liege waffles, be sure to visit our website to place an order and experience waffle bliss for yourself. Happy International Waffle Day from all of us at Send Me Waffles!