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Danish Travel Destinations

Copenhagen (København) As one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Copenhagen has many museums and shops, narrow canals, colorful row houses, lovely parks and quiet lakes to enjoy. You can have fun at the Tivoli Gardens amusement park and stroll the Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe.  You can stop by Amelieborg Castle, the winter residence of Denmark’s royalty.

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Danish Language and Alphabet

The Language The Danish language belongs to the Germanic family language within the Indo-European languages. The language is similar to English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Icelandic, all of which descend from the ancient Teutonic language. There are about 5.5 million speakers mainly in Denmark, but also in Greenland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the UAE and

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Common Danish Names

These are the top names for boys and girls in Denmark: Boys’ Names Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden, Daniel, Anthony, Matthew, Elijah, Joshua, Liam, Andrew, James, David, Benjamin, Logan, Christopher, Joseph, Jackson, Gabriel and Ryan. Girls’ Names Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Mia, Chloe, Elizabeth, Ella, Addison, Natalie,

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Danish Holiday and Celebrations

Christmas – Jul The Danish word for the Christmas holiday is Jul, from the Old Norse jól meaning “midwinter”. Midwinter celebrations were an important part of Scandinavian culture since early times and this word is now used to refer to “Christmas”.  In many countries, Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December, but in Denmark the most important day

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About Danish History

Denmark became united in the 10th century during the Viking period when the country was converted to Christianity by King Bluetooth.  In the 11th century, the Danish Vikings controlled England.  In 1397, what is now Denmark, Sweden and Norway were one country with one queen.  This country was called Kalmar Union. Denmark became a constitutional

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Danish Games

These games are three popular children’s games. You might have played different versions of these games that probably have different names from the Danish names. Barrel Cat In medieval times, children would place a cat in a barrel and hit the barrel with sticks until the cat ran away.  The superstition was to drive the

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Danish Cuisine

Most Danes have three regular meals a day, usually consisting of a cold breakfast with coffee, a cold lunch at work and a hot dinner at home with the family. Some also have a snack in the middle of the afternoon or in the late evening. The basic Danish breakfast consists of coffee or tea

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Danish Children’s Stories

Danish folklore is made up of folktales, legends, and music. Many of the folktales have trolls, elves and goblins as well as Nordic mythology figures.  The popular nisse is a well-known legendary figure in Danish folklore when it was believed that there were household gods.  Each farm had its own nisse living in the barn

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Danish Folk Music and Instruments

Music is an important part of most Danish people’s lives.  Music is played at family celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.  It is a custom for guests to write their own songs for those that are celebrated.  Choirs are another important musical tradition.  Many of these choirs specialize in traditional Danish songs or folk

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Fun Facts About Danish Culture

Denmark, officially named the Kingdom of Denmark, is a country in Northern Europe located the furthest south of the Scandinavian countries.  It is also the smallest Scandinavian country with about 5,500,000 people.  Most of these people are Danish descent.  Less than 10% (that is 1 out of 10 people) are immigrants or descendants from immigrants from South Asia or

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