We swear, we're not making it up: March 25 is Våffeldagen (Waffle Day), an important religious day of observance in Sweden. And believe me, nobody is taking this holy holiday more seriously than the pious crew here at felix's daily starfish and waffles. Hallelujah!
The grinning editor of felix's daily starfish and waffles gets ready to devour a delicious plate of buttermilk waffles on Våffeldagen, March 25, 2008.
The scoop behind Waffle Day: in the Christian calendar, March 25 marks the date on which the angel Gabriel appeared before the Virgin Mary to inform her of the upcoming birth of the baby Jesus. (Surprise!) As such, March 25 has come to be known as vår fru dag which, we're told, means Day of Our Lady in Swedish.
For reasons of which we can only surmise as the illegible handwriting of some doctor, vår fru dag somehow became read as våffeldagen ... and, hence, the eating of waffles - the mightiest of all breakfast battercakes that thou shall ever bear witness - on the 25th of March.
Therefore, on this Våffeldagen, we believe God wants you to do two things:
(1) Eat waffles. So you have no excuse for not doing so, click here to link to the original recipe of our out-of-this-world Walnut & Buttermilk Space Waffles.
(2) Take the day off. If you're already at work, go home. If you can't go home, slack off. Come on, it's a religious holiday!
A different kind of Waffle.