National Waffle Day - August 24
Thu, Aug 24, 2023

National Waffle Day

National Waffle Day in America is celebrated on August 24th. This holiday is dedicated to a beloved confectionery product, the American waffle, which is different from the traditional European waffle. European waffles are crispy yeast dough plates, while American waffles are square, with a relief similar to honeycombs, baked from dough with slaked soda using a special frying pan – a waffle iron


National Waffle Day is celebrated on August 24th because of the waffle iron. This is the date when in 1869 a waffle pan with 2 elements, a bottom and a lid, was patented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. Prior to this, waffle pans were used in America, but the dessert made with the Swarthout pan became popular and a traditional American dessert.

Interesting facts

  • The Waffle House restaurant chain in the United States was opened in 1955.
  • Waffle cones for ice cream were invented by accident in 1904 in St. Louis.
  • The first electric waffle iron was manufactured by General Electric and entered the market in 1911.
  • In 1971, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman used a homemade waffle iron to experiment with rubber shoe soles, which led to the creation of lightweight and comfortable running shoes for the company.

How to take part

To celebrate National Waffle Day, you can buy a waffle iron to make waffles at home, cook them, treat your family and friends, and share photos on social media with the hashtag #NationalWaffleDay.

When is National Waffle Day celebrated in 2023?

National Waffle Day is observed on August 24 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday August 24 2023
Saturday August 24 2024
Sunday August 24 2025
Monday August 24 2026