The Danish flag “Dannebrog” is the oldest flag in the World. It came out of the sky in the year 1219 at June 15, during King Valdemar´s fight in Estonia. Valdemar was King in Denmark from 1202-1248. June 15 is called “Valdemar Day”, it is one of the official Danish flag-days.
Wikipedia : The red banner with a white cross (Danish:Dannebrog) has been the national flag of the Danes since 1219. It is Europe’s oldest flag design still in modern use.
This photo was also posted at June 5 2012, Constitution Day in Denmark. Like last year, the weather is perfect for all the arangements and speeches about democracy which will be held all over the country, usually outdoors. It is indeed a festive and important day, a holiday for most people. The constitution was signed in 1849.
Most shops closes at 12.
Wikipedia about constitutionday in Denmark here
Constitution of Denmark here
Baadfarten (the Lake Steamers) is sailing on these four lakes at Zealand:Lyngby Sø, Bagsværd Sø, Furesøen and Vejlesø, The company started in the early 1890 and have been in service on the lakes ever since.
Bådfarten (in Danish)
PDF brochure with sailing plans (in English)
June, July and August are the three months we call summer, according to the calender, though there are warm days in both May and September. Schools are closed in July and in the beginning of August, and most familys with kids have to spend their holiday in this period.
Anyone who works has the right to 5 weeks of holiday, – with salery, which have been earned and saved through the previous year.
The beach at the photo is at Tisvilde / Tisvildeleje
Ferieloven (in Danish)
The law (in Danish)
Every Dane has a health care card, a little yellow plastic card with a magnetic field on the back side, containing information of identity. The card can be used for several things, first of all as registration at doctors or hospitals before medical treatment, (which is free), but also as at the library when borrowing books or as an easy way to register when such is needed. The yellow card can also be used as documentation to show that Danes are insured -in some specified cases-, when traveling less than a month in EU and some other countries. There is a blue card for travels which last longer, up to one year.
Huffington post ” What can we learn from Denmark”
Det gule sundhedskort ”sygesikringsbevis” (in Danish)