Christmas in Denmark
Down the centuries, the Danish have become expert holiday revelers to illuminate the
shortest, darkest days of a Danish winter.
To dispel the gloom, candles and lights are ablaze throughout the country
as Christmas kicks off in early December, with the lighting of
the Advent wreath - decorated with four candles that mark the
four weeks preceding Christmas.
Christmas Eve is the occasion for Denmark's biggest holiday feast, starting
with the traditional Julebrod,
or Christmas rice pudding, bestowing a year of good luck on anyone
who finds the magic almond inside.
Then comes the pork roast with cracklings, or a roast duck or goose, accompanied
by a table groaning with mounds of Christmas
pastries and cookies. Dinner is usually followed by caroling
around the Christmas tree. Then, before bedtime, a bowl of rice
pudding is carefully set out to appease the Nisse,
those mischievous elves who enjoy playing practical jokes on unsuspecting
Web, discover more Christmas customs and traditions including
Christmas fairs, markets and other annual events that make up
a joyous Danish holday season ...
More information about Christmas in Denmark around the Web:
in Copenhagen - Browse for what's happening
around the Copenhagen area featuring an overview of Tivoli Gardens events, the Christmas markets, concerts & entertainment, shopping
hours, and lots of feasting!
Christian Andersen Christmas Fair - Here's the annual event in
Odense, the birthplace of the famous fairytale author, featuring
a Christmas parade and traditional market, street caroling and
related holiday entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.
also see in Travel -> Denmark