Waffles are eaten year-round in Lindsborg, as well as in Sweden. But they take center stage every March, when we celebrate Våffeldagen!
Våffeldagen is officially held in Sweden on March 25, which, according to the Christian tradition, is the day when the archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to God’s son. In Swedish, this is known as Vårfrudagen, or “Our Lady’s Day.” The similar sounds of Vårfrudagen and Våffeldagen have led to March 25 being celebrated with waffles.
In Lindsborg, we celebrate Våffeldagen with costumes, camaraderie, and – of course – waffles! Whether enjoying traditional, heart-shaped Swedish waffles or your favorite waffle recipe, be sure to top them with tasty Swedish preserves or whipped cream. Celebrate like a Swede by pairing your waffles with coffee!
If you are able, join us in Lindsborg, Kansas, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, and celebrate Våffeldagen with us in waffle style – or just waffle costumes!