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Denmark’s Great Little Gift to the World Posted by on May 31, 2014

Did you watch the official LEGO movie this spring? It might be due time to dedicate some lines to Denmark’s most cherished opfindelse (invention, literally ”finding-up”)… Der var engang en snedker, der hed Ole Kirk Christiansen. Han boede i den lille by Billund… (Once upon a time there was a carpenter, called Ole Kirk Christiansen…

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Beards and buns Posted by on May 16, 2014

Pray! It’s Store bededag [stoah BETHehdaay] (Great Prayer Day). Each year, on the fourth Friday after påsken (Easter), people in Denmark have a nice day off. Although this holiday is a Danish speciality (it only exists here), I know no people who take the praying part seriously and actually do spend the day sending wishes…

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