Spring Starts

Waffle Day in Sweden

Wednesday is officially waffle day in Sweden, but all because of sloppy language.

March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation, when according to the New Testament the Archangel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary she would bear the Christ child.

The date is exactly nine months before Christmas.

The Swedish words for “Our Lady” are similar to the word for “waffle” and somehow the two got mixed up in popular usage.

The day is also greeted here as the start of spring.

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