Denmark is known for its focus on beautiful design, and is famous for jewellery, fashion and kitchenware.
Roses or wild flowers are acceptable gifts. Avoid white roses, as they are associated with mourning. If giving flowers to your hostess, it is best to send them ahead of time so they do not have to take care of them when you arrive. Flowers should be wrapped if given as a gift
Gifts are called ''Gaver'' in danish. The Danes are very proud of their culture. Denmark is the fourth most innovative nation and has one of the most competitive economies in the world. With a reputation of being a freedom loving nation, the Danes consider themselves as being hard working, with high morals and to have an easy going lifestyle. Danes are considered the happiest people in the world, living in the happiest place in the world. When visiting Denmark, be thoughtful and say thank you a lot as the Danish are very polite people.
Gifts to Avoid
Christmas is the main festival of the year in Denmark. Christmas Eve is celebrated on December 24th and the Christmas holiday is celebrate on December 25th and 26th. While Danish Christmas of the past have changed over the years, there are still some traditions that are carried on today.
Christmas is referred to as the Feast of Candles. In the middle ages, Nordic traditions and Catholic traditions combined to develop the candle customs. As charity, candle, food and money were given to the poor. This tradition is still celebrated today.
The Christmas feast usually consist of duck or goose, red cabbage and caramelized potatoes. A rice pudding is prepared for dessert. One almond is put in the pudding and the person who gets it is reward a prize. The prize is usually chocolate or marzipan.
Over the years, the Christmas Tree was introduced, Christmas gifts and cards became part of the celebrations. Santa Claus, mistletoe, holly, and the Christmas Calendar came to Denmark from other countries chrismas traditions.
Gave til ham (Gift for him)
Gave til hende (Gift for her)
Gave til mor (Gift for mother)
Gave til far (Gift for father)
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