Danish Expressions

Idioms can be difficult to understand, however fun! Like most languages, also Danes use expressions that can be difficult to understand for non-Danish speakers and often the google translator does not help much. Did you for example know, that in Denmark the politicians can “get a nose”, if they make a mistake!? If you google … Continue reading Danish Expressions

Kulturnatten: Culture Night

Join the Culture Night "KULTURNATTEN", 12 OCTOBER For more than 25 years, Culture Night has been one of Copenhagen's most well-attended cultural events. When the schools begin their autumn holiday the association Kulturnatten creates a festive evening, where the entire cultural life of the city works together to create joy and inspiration for all of … Continue reading Kulturnatten: Culture Night

Constitution Day – Grundlovsdag

On 5 of June we celebrate the first Danish Constitution (Danish: Grundlovsdag). We celebrate both the Constitution of 1849 and the updated constitution of 1953, as they were both signed on this date. The Danish Constitution of 1849 was signed by Frederik the VII and established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy. From 1660 until 1849 … Continue reading Constitution Day – Grundlovsdag

Labor Day and Holidays in May

The month of May is filled with public and non-public holidays. This post will provide you with the overview of them all! If you're looking for a full year overview, don't forget that you can always check out our post on Annual Holidays in Denmark in 2018. May 1: International Worker's Day / Labor Day If … Continue reading Labor Day and Holidays in May

Stor Bededag – How to Celebrate it Like a Dane

This Friday, the 27th of April we celebrate the Danish national holy day Store Bededag, Great Prayer Day. Great Prayer Day is always be celebrated on the fourth Friday after Easter Sunday. The source for Great Prayer Day can be traced to one man, Hans Bagger, who was a bishop in Roskilde in the late … Continue reading Stor Bededag – How to Celebrate it Like a Dane

(Need a) Winter Break 2018 (?)

It's no secret that the past few months in Denmark have been quite dark and grey. February is the last month of winter and Copenhagen offers many great events that will help shake off the darkness and prepare ourselves for brighter days. The Danish schools will be closed in week 7 or 8 and that also … Continue reading (Need a) Winter Break 2018 (?)