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 2019. May 1: International Worker's Day / Labor … Continue reading Labor Day and Holidays in May-June

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