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Bornholm Part 1

Bornholm Part I

I traveled with Bent and Irene (my host family) to their summer house in Bornholm from February 9 to February 11. Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea just south of Sweden and north of Poland. 450 more words

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. 350 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

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