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Danish Hygge Words Posted by on Oct 23, 2015

After last week’s hygge post, I thought it would be hyggelig if we could hygge os some more! 🙂 After all, that’s how many Danes spend the cold season, until the sun is smiling and it’s time for sommerhygge… Look how many hygge words there are: hygge – the Danish way of cozying up and…

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Can Danish hygge save the world? Posted by on Oct 16, 2015

Did you know that a British college is teaching hygge? I’d highly recommend all fans of Danish culture to take a look at this article by the BBC! (Yes, it’s already been shared on our Facebook page.) The people interviewed really do their very best to explain the Danish ”core” concept of hygge: ”Sitting by…

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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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Planet Denmark Posted by on Apr 11, 2013

Did you know there is a Dane in Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi movie, Oblivion? Danish media seem to be busy making sure that noone forgets that skuespiller (actor) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is, well, a dansker (Dane)… The avis (”a-VEEce”, newspaper) Information [infore-mah-SHON] recently hit the nail on the head when they skrev (wrote) that … Danes…

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Grundtvig and the Love of Learning Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

These days, elev/er (pupil/s, student/s) all over Denmark are coming back to school life after sommerferien (the summer vacation). Sweating, with the sun shining through the classroom curtains, they’re doing their best to rehearse and learn the answers the teacher would like them to write in their final eksamen [ekSAmen]. Everyone’s competing with themselves and everyone…

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