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Danish Children's Carnival/Shrovetide Buns

Today is “Fastelavn”/Shrovetide in Denmark. It is a children’s carnival based on pre-lent carnival traditions of the Roman-Catholic church from before Denmark became a Protestant nation. 349 more words


Tivoli in December

Whoever said that Disneyland was the happiest place on Earth has obviously never been to Tivoli in December.

Covered in faux snow, lit up with thousands of LED lights and roaming with pheasants, 593 more words


Carnival, Shrovetide or Fastelavn....

…..a dear child has many names ;-)

This is the next celebration here in Denmark. It usually falls in the School Winter Holiday week 7 and is celebrated mostly by children. 418 more words

3D Projects

48 Flights of Stairs Later

Today I did something I haven’t done since I was 10 and dressed up as a witch practising the Danish equivalent of trick-of-treat (rasler… 213 more words

Life Lessons

Practically Local Part II

So here it is, the rest of my journey from last week:


So I believe I left off with David’s Collection. That means I was right about to jump into Fastelavn.  836 more words

Dressing up: The Pwevo mask

If you live in Denmark, and just happened to be at home yesterday, you might be surprised by groups of costumed children ringing your doorbell, singing songs and asking for money, and promising mischief if you do not comply. 383 more words


Sådan kan her også se ud

Det er søndag og fastelavnsugen er sat ind. Byen er stoppet med italienere. Solen skinner. Det er ikke så koldt længere og meget af sneen i byen er smeltet. 323 more words