Typical Danish

Typical Danish: Fastelavn

Typical Danish: Fastelavn

This week, in addition to most kids being off from school for “vinterferie” (winter vacation), we’re also celebrating Fastelavn in Denmark. Fastelavn is basically the Danish form of carnival, which exists in many more or less similar forms across the globe (from the famous carnival […]

Merry Christmas 2014!

The day is finally here: it’s Christmas again! We have waited for weeks and weeks, brought ourselves in the mood with candles, cookies, Tivoli trips and hot alcoholic beverages. We have planned, conspired, ordered online, and shopped ’til we dropped, and we finally managed to […]

The taste of Danish Christmas

The taste of Danish Christmas

Christmas is kind of a big deal in Denmark. In absence of Thanksgiving, there’s only one holiday, Mortens aften (St. Martin’s Day) on the 10th of November, between Halloween and Christmas. That effectively means that Christmas season begins in November, at the latest when the […]

Celebrating The Copenhagen Tales’ first birthday with a Danish “julelagkage”

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud and humbled to announce that today is The Copenhagen Tales’ first birthday! A year ago, I changed jobs and suddenly found myself with much more time on my hands and the need for a creative outlet, so I set up […]

An evening at Höst Copenhagen

An evening at Höst Copenhagen

Happy Monday everyone – let’s all for a second pretend that something like that actually exists! I confess: I don’t like Mondays. I’m a weekend person. And maybe Friday, because that’s almost weekend. But seriously – whoever decided that out of the seven days of […]

Typical Danish: Thank you for… everything

The Danes are a very polite people. Even if it may initially seem like they are a bit reserved, there are in fact a lot of little rules around politeness. As a foreigner, these can be difficult to navigate. Especially the protocol around thanking people […]



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