Monday is International Waffle Day!

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Bust out the maple syrup, Monday is International Waffle Day, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate!

International Waffle Day started in Sweden, then spread worldwide.

If you don't want to wait a full year to celebrate all things waffles again, August 24th is National Waffle Day.

It marks the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron.

It was issued on August 24, 1869 to a gentleman by the interesting name of Cornelius Swarthout.