Culture

Official flag flying days

Impossible to live in Denmark for long without noticing the Danes’ fascination with their flag, find here all the official flag days in 2021 and …

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Culture

The King of bread – Rugbrød

To foreigners perhaps the strangest Danish bread is the rugbrød – rye bread. The dark, compact, whole grain brick that takes some time to chew …

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Culture

Danish design in everyday life

As the time approaches for Christmas gift giving, maybe you can find some inspiration in our expat writer’s article on Danish design items that she …

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Culture

Madam Blå – anything but blue

Forget iconic brands such as Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Kähler and the like. The one true iconic Danish brand is Madam Blue – Madam Blå, …

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Culture

The joy of the ice-cold dip ” Are you insane or just slightly masochistic?”

Why on Earth do Danes want to jump into the sea in the middle of the winter when it’s freezing cold outside? The article continues …

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Culture

Mortensaften: Danish version of giving thanks for a good harvest?

Leaves in all shades of fall brilliance blanket the landscape, cracking and squishing as we walk. It is November. That means one thing: Mortensaften or …

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Culture

DK’s Oscar and Emmy award winner – who is film maker SUSANNE BIER?

New HBO series “The Undoing”, to be released on 26 Ocotber, has Danish film maker Susanne Bier as instructor. In 2018, her first Netflix movie, …

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The Danes and their bread

Have you ever entered a Danish bakery and felt a bit lost when faced with shelf after shelf of bread and cakes in all shapes, …

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Culture

Danish HYGGE – even Danes don’t realise that, surprisingly, it is not about the candles

Put candles on the table, in the windowsill, and a couple elsewhere in your room. Buy candy, snacks, wine or beer, invite some friends, and …

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Culture

Adjusting to Danish early education – a challenging experience says an American Mom

An American mom sends her two little sons off to school in Denmark and discovers that there are plenty of lessons to be learned from …

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Culture

Koldskål with kammerjunkere – a summer delicacy

There is nothing more Danish than enjoying a bowl of koldskål with kammerjunkere in the summer. The article continues below. By Susanne Simmons Kee As …

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Culture

Gaekkebreve – a Danish Easter tradition

A lovely activity to enjoy with your children during lockdown, gaekkebreve are beautiful handmade cards, traditionally sent at this time of year. The article continues …

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ChristmasThings to do

The Queen’s horses and the Royal Stables

Being an old Kingdom also means maintaining old traditions such as the upkeep of a royal stable more than 300 years old. This year enjoy …

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ChristmasShopping

What to send home for Christmas?

This year you may be sending your gifts for family and friends. But what to buy ? You want something that travels easily, is lightweight, …

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Christmas

Denmark closes down for Christmas

Other than a few open eateries the Danish cities come to a standstill from December 24 to 26 and again on the 31 December and …

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ChristmasShopping

Going Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your BYTTEMÆRKE!

It’s that time of the year when homes, shops and streets are beautifully decorated; and many of you are planning your Christmas gift shopping. If …

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Christmas

An expat’s Danish Christmas experience: “Such an important family event”

Bettina Schmidbauer is German and married to a Dane. In this interview she shares her experiences with the Danish Christmas and her family’s Christmas traditions. …

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Christmas

To bake or to buy? Baking your own Æbleskiver

Maybe you are one for the ready to eat version of this delightful sweet afternoon treat. However, making your own is extremely gratifying as our …

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ChristmasThings to do

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Danish Christmas traditions are a plenty: the lighting of the Advent wreath or the burning of dated candles, every day, counting down to the 24 …

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ChristmasThings to do

Sunday 29 November is the first of four advent Sundays – is your wreath ready?

If you are new to this Christmas tradition find a few TIPS on how to make your own wreath. By Bente D. Knudsen An important …

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Christmas

Gløgg – take the shortcut or make your own from scratch

On a cold winter day, a glass of hot glögg  to warm you up is great. If you think Danes only make it from scratch …

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Living in Denmark

Trailing partners – choosing life experiences over work experiences

Are you suffering from what I call the expat partner conundrum where you have to choose life experiences over work experiences because you follow your …

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Living in Denmark

Going home this summer and planning to sublet your Danish home short term?

Planning to make a little extra money by renting out your apartment or house while you are away? Do you know which insurance will cover …

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Living HereLiving in Denmark

With all the wind – do you know how cold it is for your skin when you go outside?

You probably already know about the effect of wind to enhance how cold you feel, a modern wind chill factor developed by DMI  can help …

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ChristmasThings to do

The Queen’s horses and the Royal Stables

Being an old Kingdom also means maintaining old traditions such as the upkeep of a royal stable more than 300 years old. This year enjoy …

READ MORE →
ChristmasShopping

What to send home for Christmas?

This year you may be sending your gifts for family and friends. But what to buy ? You want something that travels easily, is lightweight, …

READ MORE →
Christmas

Denmark closes down for Christmas

Other than a few open eateries the Danish cities come to a standstill from December 24 to 26 and again on the 31 December and …

READ MORE →
ChristmasShopping

Going Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your BYTTEMÆRKE!

It’s that time of the year when homes, shops and streets are beautifully decorated; and many of you are planning your Christmas gift shopping. If …

READ MORE →
Christmas

An expat’s Danish Christmas experience: “Such an important family event”

Bettina Schmidbauer is German and married to a Dane. In this interview she shares her experiences with the Danish Christmas and her family’s Christmas traditions. …

READ MORE →
Christmas

To bake or to buy? Baking your own Æbleskiver

Maybe you are one for the ready to eat version of this delightful sweet afternoon treat. However, making your own is extremely gratifying as our …

READ MORE →
ChristmasThings to do

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Danish Christmas traditions are a plenty: the lighting of the Advent wreath or the burning of dated candles, every day, counting down to the 24 …

READ MORE →
ChristmasThings to do

Sunday 29 November is the first of four advent Sundays – is your wreath ready?

If you are new to this Christmas tradition find a few TIPS on how to make your own wreath. By Bente D. Knudsen An important …

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Christmas

Gløgg – take the shortcut or make your own from scratch

On a cold winter day, a glass of hot glögg  to warm you up is great. If you think Danes only make it from scratch …

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ChristmasLiving Here

Out and About: Spending Christmas and New Year in Copenhagen and Denmark

Christmas Eve and the Christmas days are special in Denmark – everything (nearly) closes down and finding eateries that are open, and shops to buy …

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Christmas

Looking for a few books to read over the Christmas break?

Even if it may not be the most obvious way to get to know a country, it is one of the best: through its writers …

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Christmas

A Danish Christmas Story

What is so special about the Danish Christmas you might ask – is Christmas in Denmark different from the rest of the Christian celebration? By …

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