Monday, March 25, 2013
International and National Waffle Day
International Waffle Day- March 25th
National Waffle Day- August 24th.
Waffle Day is a day that you can waffle on issues and decisions. And, it certainly is a day to eat waffles.
International Waffle Day
This holiday originated in Sweden. It is called Våffeldagen. The holiday coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation. This day was also considered the start of spring in Sweden and Europe. It became a custom for Swedish families to celebrate the two events by making waffles on this day.
National Waffle Day
Celebrates the patenting of the waffle iron by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.
The origin of the waffle: The waffle dates back to the 1300s in Greece. Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. Pancake syrup wasn't around back then.
Waffles are commonly eaten as breakfast or a snack. They are also an occasional dinner meal for some people.
This Day in History March 25
Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend. (421)
Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope. (708)
Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia. (1584)
The first settlers arrive in Maryland. (1634)
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.(1655)
The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire. (1807)
Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism. (1811)
Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union. (1865)
Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C. (1894)
The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (1948)
The European Economic Community (ECC) is established by the Treaty of Rome. (1957)
United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on the grounds of obscenity. (1957)
Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. (1965)
During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31). (1969)
The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. (1971)
WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham. (1995)
An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins. (1996)