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Carnival Cats for decoration and as templates

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“Fastelavn” or “Shrovetide” “Fastelavn” is a carnival and in Denmark, it is mostly a party for children. It is always the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The term “Fastelavn” means “fast evening” or the day before Lent. In Denmark, we are mostly Protestants and “Fastelavn” is now a tradition without the Lent. “Beat the cat out […]

Froebel star – a classic Danish Christmas decoration.

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It’s time to fold stars! And here you’ll get the instructions. Fröbel star is a classic Danish Christmas decoration made of paper. In Denmark, we use the Fröbel stars as ornaments on Christmas trees and Christmas decorations. We make decorative garlands and hang them in windows and on our walls. It is a popular tradition […]

Napoleon’s Hat

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Napoleon’s Hat for my father Today is my father’s birthday. My dad also gets three cheers hurray, hurray, HURRAAAAAAAAA – happy birthday dad. Yesterday it was Lise who received a cake for her birthday – today it is my fathers turn – it is his birthday today. He has chosen his own cake and he […]

Kransekage – marzipan wreath cake

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New Year is equal to KRANSEKAGE – marzipan wreath cake The kransekage (literally wreath cake) The Danes prepare it for special occasions such as New Year’s Eve, weddings, graduation and birthdays. I can not remember when I first made kransekage for New Year’s eve – but I know that my sister and I made a […]

Pleated Christmas hearts – Danish Christmas harts

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December 6. It’s time for Christmas decorations again – this time it’s the Christmas heart. The pleated Christmas heart is a classic on the Danish Christmas trees. They are traditionally pleated in the national colours of red and white. But today the hearts can be made of all kinds of paper in all sorts of […]

Paper cones – a Danish Christmas decoration

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December 4. This blog is called Danish Things – and today you will get a little taste of Danish culture and Danish Christmas traditions. 🙂 It is all about Christmas decorations – I chose the paper cone as the first one. Many of the things the Danes decorate their trees with today dates back to […]