Christmas in Denmark

The Countdown The countdown till Christmas already begins in mid-November. The streets are already getting lit, and the peak of "hygge-season" is approaching. 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 point is to keep the … Continue reading Christmas in Denmark

Autumn Holiday = Efterårsferie

The next school holiday is 12-18 October, also known as week 42. Week 42 is always the autumn holiday in Denmark. During October it gets colder and darker, however this autumn season is perfect for a tour in one of the many great forests and for “hygge” indoors with your family. At VisitDenmark you can … Continue reading Autumn Holiday = Efterårsferie

Sankt Hans; Danish Midsummer

Sankt Hans – 23 of June Sankt Hans is a Danish Midsummer celebrated on the evening of 23 June. Every year, in every city there are bonfires on beaches and in parks.  They are accompanied by concerts, speeches, and picnics - however this year is special due to Covid19. Midsummer has been celebrated since the … Continue reading Sankt Hans; Danish Midsummer

Check the latest news about coronavirus and COVID-19 on The Danish Health Authority website: https://www.sst.dk/en/English

Large parts of the Danish society is closed and all citizens should follow the rules and initiatives from the Danish government  to prevent the virus spread further. Public gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited and it is strongly recommended also to follow these rules in private. Therefore, grocery stores among others are … Continue reading Check the latest news about coronavirus and COVID-19 on The Danish Health Authority website: https://www.sst.dk/en/English

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

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)