7 Must-Haves for an Authentic Danish New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Denmark for the first time? Wondering what New Year’s Eve traditions Danes have? (because it is Denmark and you know they’ll have traditions). Here’s what you need to throw an authentic Danish New Year’s Eve party and celebrate like a Dane: 1. A television that airs DR for: The Queen’s … Continue reading 7 Must-Haves for an Authentic Danish New Year’s Eve Party

Christmas in Denmark

The Countdown The countdown till Christmas already begins in mid-November. D'Angleterre revealed their Christmas facade on 22 November and the streets of central Copenhagen are decorated and lit. At home, the countdown officially begins on 1 December. Typically families have a calendar candle (kalenderlys) which has the numbers from 1-24 written on it and the … Continue reading Christmas in Denmark

Santa Lucia

Tomorrow is Lucia Day - originally a celebration of the Catholic saint Santa Lucia who's name means "light". Every year on December 13th this day is celebrated in schools and kindergartens, churches and elderly homes all over Denmark. It is a tradition that celebrates the life of Santa Lucia. Traditionally, a young girl is chosen … Continue reading Santa Lucia

Hygge During Winter Months in Copenhagen

I could feel it creeping up. I’ve had this feeling since the start of October. I gravitate towards staying at home, make tea, and curl up with a good book. I sigh every time I look out the window, unsure of whether I should bring my umbrella or not. I caught only a fleeting glimpse … Continue reading Hygge During Winter Months in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Restaurant Series: Aster (vegan café)

Prior to visiting Aster, I read about two of their key values on their website: plant-based nourishment is better for our bodies and being more responsible for the environment. As someone who is trying to eat more plant-based meals for the same reasons, Aster's key values really appealed to me. On a rainy Saturday, I … Continue reading Copenhagen Restaurant Series: Aster (vegan café)

Join a Club – the Highway into Danish Culture

Denmark is a country with thousands of clubs and associations that all citizens can join no matter where they come from. This is where Danes meet, sharing the same interests or hobbies and if you have common interests, then culture and language become less important. Everyone is welcome to join! Therefore, if you like to … Continue reading Join a Club – the Highway into Danish Culture

The 2019 European Parliament Election

The 26th of May we will be going to ballot boxes to cast our votes once again. This time around we're voting on who we think should be one of the 14 Danish representatives at the European Parliament. And we're going to try to not get ahead of ourselves as on the 5th of June … Continue reading The 2019 European Parliament Election

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