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Danes and Cold Water Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Danes just can’t stay away from vandet (the water) – even with temperatures approaching frysepunktet (the freezing point), they jump into havet (the sea)… Vil du med ud at vinterbade? (Wanna go ”winter-bathing”?) The last few years, the Danes’ interest in vinterbadning (winter bathing) has just exploded. For example, there were 25.000 organised vinterbadere (winter…

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Snow Words Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

Det sner! (It’s snowing!) The last week or so, temperatures have been dropping all over Danmark. Many places finally got a bit of sne (snow). The region where I live – Midtjylland (Central Jutland) – looked like a postkort (postcard) this weekend, with people playing in the snow and even skiing! 🙂 Today there are…

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Christmas Countdown! Posted by on Nov 30, 2014

I dag er det første søndag i advent. (Today’s the first Sunday of Advent.) That means that there are still three Sundays left – og så er det jul (and then it’s Christmas)! Mange danske familier (many Danish families) celebrate this by lighting the first out of four stearinlys (stearin candles) on a special adventskrans (Advent…

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7 Ways To Survive The Danish Winter Posted by on Mar 24, 2013

Sne, sne, sne. Like most of Northern Europe, Denmark has been covered by snow the last many weeks. Everybody is waiting for forår (Spring), yet it seems like the vinter never ends this year… Here are a few things you can do to survive winter in Denmark: vinterbade (”winter-bathe”). Go and join ’em ”crazy” vinterbadere…

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