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
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
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
Kulturnatten: Culture Night
Join the Culture Night "KULTURNATTEN", 15 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
Football? Soccer? – Fodbold!
Football is the official national sport of Denmark and without doubt the most played sport in the country. In 2019, more than 360,000 footballers were registered. Football definitely takes up the equivalent space both in the news, in the small-talk and in the lives of many Danes. With this post, I'll aim to explain the … Continue reading Football? Soccer? – Fodbold!
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
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
We hope you are all ready for the holidays and that you will have a great time with family and friends 🙂 Remember, that many shops are closed during Christmas 24-26 December, so do your Christmas shopping before the 24th of December. Wish to know more about Christmas in Denmark? Read our blog post where … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
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