Christmas in Denmark

See the latests news about Covid-19 restrictions at: https://coronasmitte.dk/en  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 … Continue reading Christmas in Denmark

Santa Lucia

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 to portray the saint. She wears a crown of candles at the front of a procession in which … 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

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-June

The months of May and June are 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 2020. May 1: International Worker's Day / Labor … Continue reading Labor Day and Holidays in May-June