March 25 is Waffle Day (Våffeldagen)

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March 25

**Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day) **

Throughout Sweden

Swedes eat heart-shaped waffles topped with whipped cream and jam made from cloudberries (blackberries' tangy cousin) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to celebrate the Annunciation, the Christian feast day commemorating the Virgin Mary's revelation that she was with child. Some say vaffeldagen is a mispronunciation of Varfrudagen (Our Lady Day), the Swedish name for the holiday. Info: visitsweden.com; 212/885-9700.

Participate in Vaffeldagen with our recipes for Buttermilk Waffles or Belgian Waffles »