Well, I’ve heard it all! This made me laugh when I asked ‘Alexa’ on my Amazon Echo device what was special about today, and ‘she’ said it’s, NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY!!! Well, I ask you why celebrate a waffle! Our friends over the Pond sure do come up with some interesting things to celebrate. But I’ve researched it a bit and here are some fun facts: It is a tradition since 17th Century in Sweden from the name Varfrudagen (Our Lady’s Day) celebrated on 25 March, using a heart-shaped waffle iron over a fire. In the U.S. 24 August celebrates the date of a U.S. patent on a waffle iron.
But hey, what’s the point of my fun fact of the day, well, this weekend in the U.K. is August Bank Holiday, the last BH till Christmas, the last chance for families to have time off together, before school restarts and folks return to work. In the U.S. 3 September is Labor Day, a similar family Bank holiday. So if waffles tickle your taste buds, then get cooking, drizzled in butter, honey and berries and even topped off with cream or Greek yoghurt, and take a break from your caring labours and have fun together with family and friends.
As a proverb says, ‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine’. So rejoice, laugh, have fun and be refreshed and restored over this holiday weekend.