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Medical helicopter

June 25, 2014

medical helicopter lægehelikopter

“In 2012 it was decided that Denmark from October 2014 are going to have  a nationwide emergency helicopter service, with helicopter base in Ringsted, Skive and Billund.” (http://www.beredskabsinfo.dk/emne/akutlaegehelikoptere/)

LINKS:

News from Bredeskabsstyrlsen (in Danish)

News TV2 øst (in Danish)

Call for help via the 1-1-2 app

Sankt Hans

June 23, 2014

sankt hans a 14 kopi

At the evening of june 23, St. John ( Hans ) will be celebrated with a big bonfire. Before the bonfire, there will be held a speech by someone who have some good words to say. On top of the bonfire will be a witch, ready for flying to “Bloksbjerg” at her broomstick, as soon as the fire starts.

 

Links

at this post from 2013

 

Store bededag / All prayers day

May 16, 2014

The old Citadel in copenhagen

The right thing to do the evening before All payers Day, (beside eat warm bread) would be to take a walk aroud the old Citadel in Copenhagen, and by that keep an old Danish tradition alive.

The citadel is about 350 years old, it is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe (Wikipedia).

 

Links:

Map

Wikipedia

Blogpost 2013 about the tradition

Public holidays Denmark

“Aftentur på volden” Danish song text 1935  Listen to the song from 1935

History  (In Danish)

Celebrating May 5

May 5, 2014

candel light at May 4 Denmark

The liberation of Denmark 5th of May 1945 was announced the evening before, at May 4th. During the war, people had been forced by the Germans to darken all windows in the evening, in attempt to make orientation difficult for the allied. The cities were completely dark all night. As soon as the message of liberty had reached Denmark, people threw their black curtains away, and put lit candles in the window instead. Light, light, light, everywhere.

This has been a tradition ever since, to put lit candles in the window at May 4th, to celebrate liberty.

The 5th of May are celebrated all over the country, to honour the fallen soldiers and freedom fighters.

 

LINKS:

Historical Photo

More historical Photos and papers

Mindelunden

Blogpost about this subject written by a foreigner in Denmark, Hristos Fleturis.

Danmarks befrielse website

 

 

 

Parking in Copenhagen

April 22, 2014

parkingsign Denmark kopi

Parking allowed for 2 hours only between 9 am and 6 pm. Saturday between 9 am and 2 pm.

White or Black letters refers to weekdays

Numbers in parentheses refers to saturday

(Red numbers refers to sundays)

 

LINKS:

Parkingzones in Copenhagen

Driving rules

Easter letter

April 21, 2014

Danish easter letter gækkebrev 2

Danish easter letter gækkebrev

It is an old Danish tradition to send a “Gækkebrev” – a teaser letter without sender.

 

LINKS:

Wikipedia (in Danish)

History (in Danish)

Previous post about easter letters

Vers for “gækkebreve”

 

Lunch

April 7, 2014

Danish ryebread

Danish lunch eggs and tomatoes

Danish lunch carrots

Danish lunch Dyrlægens natmad

Danish lunch rygeost smoked cheese

Danish lunch makrel mackerel

Danish lunch; Ryebread, eggs, avocado and tomatoes, carrots, “Dyrlægens natmad” (The veterinarian´s midnight snack), Rygeost /smoked cheese, Mackerel.

 

LINKS:

 

Wikipedia about “Dyrlægens natmad”

Derfor hedder det dyrlægens natmad (Video in Danish)

 

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