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Swedish Waffle Day

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Category: Celebration
Start date: 25 Mar 2023 01:00 PM
End date: 25 Mar 2023 03:00 PM
Street / Location: 1351 S Pine Creek Rd
City / town: Fairfield
Country: Connecticut, USA
Organizer: Scandinavian Club
Name: Peter
Email: news@thescandinavianclub.com
Phone: 203.512.5229
Homepage: https://thescandinavianclub.com/upcoming-events/

“Våffeldagen” (Waffle Day in Swedish) stems from a mispronunciation. The traditional Feast of the Annunciation, or “Vårfrudagen” (Our Lady’s Day) in Swedish sounds an awful lot like “Våffeldagen”, and so over time, this became less about the conception of Jesus, and more about crispy, delightful waffles.

In earlier times most Swedes were poor, living off the land and coping with a very harsh climate. Late March marked the start of the crop growing season and the increased availability of eggs and milk. As eggs symbolized the start of spring, it became popular to use them to make waffles to celebrate.

We’ll have an array of the traditional Swedish waffle irons that make thin, crispy, heart-shaped waffles.

Served with strawberry jam and sweetened whipped cream.
A variety of beverages available.
Suggested donation $5.