Hot on the heels of Big Prayer Day, I bring you yet another public service announcement...This Thursday, 5 May 2016, we have yet another religious holiday where Denmark will basically be closed for business. What's the occasion this time? Kristi Himmelfart. Literally, Christ's Sky Flight. Or Ascension, as is the more boring name in English. Oh, yes,… Continue reading Attention! It's Ascension!
With Easter behind us, we are counting down to the strangest day on the Danish religious calendar. This Friday, 22 April, is Stor Bededag. ’Big Prayer Day’! Those crazy Danes decided back in 1686 that there were just too many religious holidays during the year. So they lumped the minor ones together, four weeks after Easter and –… Continue reading Big Prayer Day? Time for big rolls!
Our DS14 (dear son, aged 14) is at the age where many young Danes get 'confirmed' and, if you saw Part One and Part Two, you'll know that he's been in a bit of a quandary. To be, or not to be (confirmed). That is the question!Well, he's been attending the confirmation prep classes (which, you… Continue reading To be, or not to be (confirmed). That is the question! (Part Three)
Okay, back to my DS14 (Dear Son, aged 14) and his forthcoming "confirmation" preparation classes. Or, as they call it here, "at gå til præst" ("go to the priest"). And no, it has nothing to do with the very smelly, rather rude looking mushroom I showed you in Monday's post! ;P "That smell? Must be… Continue reading To be, or not to be (confirmed). That is the question! (Part two)
As you saw in my Monday post - Back to (the new) school (reform)! - my two little darlings are back at school and life has returned to normal. Or is this just the calm before the proverbial storm? We may be coming up for a turbulent six months. Should we be ringing round relatives?… Continue reading To be, or not to be (confirmed). That is the question! (Part One)