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Danish holiday customs

Every time when talk about Denmark will think of all kinds of fairy tales. I heard when I was a child. Indeed, this place is considered a fairy tale kingdom. People have a slower pace of life and live comfortably every day. People pay attention to enjoyment. Life is not busy making money, so coming here can ease the fatigue caused by work. If you have the opportunity to come to the local area, you should find the opportunity to participate in some Danish festivals to experience their folklore personality.

Danish holiday customs

1. New Year

On January 1, the Danes celebrated the beginning of the new year like people all over the world. On New Year’s Eve, Danes like to set off fireworks in front of their homes. Interestingly, the Danes call fireworks “Chinese” because gunpowder is one of China’s four great inventions, and the technology for making fireworks was also passed from China to Denmark. On New Year’s Eve, clusters of fireworks fly into the night sky, colorful, creating a strong festive atmosphere.

2. Shrovetide

At the end of February. In the past, this was the eve of the religious fast period, but now it is an interesting carnival festival where children are dressed up. On this day, the children put on a variety of colorful and weird costumes, such as a bowler hat or a Zorro-style blindfold, and knocked on the door of the neighbor’s house to ask for gifts. They also gathered together and took turns knocking a large hanging wooden bucket with a baseball bat. When the wooden bucket was broken, the sweets and pastries inside rolled out, and the children happily divided and ate them, and the lucky child who broke the bucket was just Become the “king” or “queen” during fasting.

3. Easter

Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, usually at the end of March or early April. This is a religious holiday in Christianity to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus. According to tradition, Easter has many distinctive celebrations. Eggs and rabbits are symbols of Easter, because eggs give birth to new life and contain the meaning of resurrection. Rabbits Because of its strong fertility, it is also regarded as a symbol of new life. During Easter, a variety of Easter bunny and colored eggs are sold in the store, some of which are made of chocolate.

Easter may not have much religious significance in Denmark now. It is a good day for the Danes to take the opportunity to take a week off. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the Danes may either go skiing in Norway, or travel to the Alps, or simply stay at home and fix the garden.

4. April Fool’s Day

April 1. April Fool’s Day is a traditional holiday in the West.

5. International Labor Day

May 1. This is a traditional holiday for working people and a statutory holiday in Denmark. On this day, elderly people gathered in the park under the organization of a trade union. They drank beer, basked in the sun, and some would give speeches. Now this day is just a holiday for the Danes, and it has basically lost its original meaning.

6. A series of religious festivals

After the arrival of summer, Denmark has a series of religious festivals. The first is the Great Prayer Day, which is the fourth Friday after Easter. This is a religious holiday unique to Denmark. It concentrates different religious holidays on this day. Then comes the Ascension Day, the first Thursday after 40 days of Easter. Then there is Spiritual Fall, the seventh Sunday after Easter, which starts in June. In fact, the original religious significance of these festivals no longer exists. After all, it is for the Danes to usher in one leisure holiday after another in the summer, because the warm sun and the blue sky are too rare for the Danes. NS.

7. Constitution Day

June 5. This is a statutory holiday in Denmark to commemorate the first Danish constitution passed in 1849. On this day, the national flag was hoisted everywhere in Denmark, politicians came out to give speeches and publicized their political opinions, and voters sat relaxedly on the grass to relax and enjoy the freedom and rights brought to them by the constitution.

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