Danish Christmas Traditions

The Danes observe Christmas Eve. It’s the big event of the year. Work ceases in the afternoon. At five o’clock church bells in town and country begin to “chime,” ringing out by beats of the hammer against the bell, to summon peo¬≠ple to worship in candlelit churches decorated with green. Home again, families sit down…

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Christmas in Denmark

The Danes love Christmas. It starts as early as October, when the papers bring their first notices about it being high time to send your Chris tmas mail to Kamchatka, Tasmania, and the Fiji and Aleutian Isles, if you want it to get there in time. This forewarning will invariably make the Dane exclaim in…

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