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

The Danish Local Elections Matter – Also for Foreigners

Suddenly the streets are cluttered with election campaign posters again and we start to get to know lots of new faces and names. The unusual aspect to these elections is that many non-Danes are able to participate in them. On November 21st we get to vote for the local and regional governments in Denmark. Given … Continue reading The Danish Local Elections Matter – Also for Foreigners

The Municipal and Regional Election 2017

It's close to impossible to miss all the posters of the candidates hanging from every possible tree, bridge and lamppost. If you are wondering what all this is about, what it means to you or what it means to Denmark - this post is for you. With all the many smiling faces staring down at … Continue reading The Municipal and Regional Election 2017

Copenhagen Restaurant Series: The Laundromat Café

The Laundromat Cafe is one of those ”only-in-Denmark” cafes. You know what I mean—only in Denmark can you find a café that serves American-style brunch, that has a little area for kids to play in, and that has a laundromat inside the café. My friend and I met up at the said café one rainy … Continue reading Copenhagen Restaurant Series: The Laundromat Café