Saturday, March 25, 2023
Why do Swedes celebrate Våffeldagen?
In Sweden, Våffeldagen is always on 25 March. According to Christian tradition, 25 March is the day when the archangel Gabriel came to earth and told Mary that she would bring birth to God's son. From the beginning, what was celebrated was 'Vårfrudagen', (Our Lady Day), but in Swedish it kind of sounds like vorfleday, or 'våffeldagen'. Over time this tradition has become more about the waffles than about virgin birth. (Find more information here.)
In Lindsborg, Våffeldagen means waffles for breakfast, lunch and supper, as well as for desserts and drinks. Some form of waffle taste — from Belgian breakfast waffles with bacon and chicken and waffles to waffle parfaits and waffle ice cream sandwiches — will be available in Lindsborg between 6:00am and 8:00pm. Depending on the time of day, multiple locations will be serving.
Lindsborg Våffeldagen also is known for serving up generous helpings of waffle humor as part of the day. Visitors from 8:00am to 4:00pm can catch a greeting from the merry and photographable Lindsborg Waffle People. Costumed as waffles, they rove downtown with menus, gifts, and information. Guests may also take advantage of a free photo booth, which is sure to evoke chuckles from family and friends. Also look for waffle games and complimentary interactive waffle art for children.
In keeping with the spirit of the day, Lindsborg invites everyone to wear waffle-y garments and accessories — from full costumes and hand-made headwear to tee shirts, ties, scarves, jewelry and other interpretations of the humble waffle. A first-ever Walk of the Waffle Wearables — a gathering of those want to share their waffle costuming — will take place at noon in front of Farley’s Bar and Grill, on the northwest corner of Main and Lincoln streets.
In the week before March 26, the official 2022 Lindsborg Vaffeldagen Guide will be published on two Facebook pages, Lindsborg Vaffeldagen and Visit Lindsborg.
Våffeldagen 2022 list of events and menus.pdf