Nogle kulturelle arrangementer

The last few weeks have brought with them a few interesting seasonal events. June 23, the night before midsummer, is celebrated here as Sankt Hans Aften (St John's Eve). It falls around the solstice, so it's a good excuse to be out celebrating while the days are longest, ahead of the slow descent back into winter darkness. Usually … Continue reading Nogle kulturelle arrangementer

Fastelavn på Christianshavn

Our weekend of loosely structured house hunting happened to coincide with Fastelavn. It is a religious festival in Scandinavia that has its origins in Carnival and Lent - sadly my complete lack of religious education* prevents me from shedding any more light on the matter than that. We were, however, filled with born again religious fervor to celebrate Fastelavn when we … Continue reading Fastelavn på Christianshavn