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Store bededag “All prayers day”

May 4, 2012

Store Bededag – All prayers day – will be the 4th of may in 2012. It is an old tradition to eat warm bread or buns called “Hveder”  the evening before All prayers day, because the bakery used to be closed at  Store Bededag” and people had to buy bread for the next day in advance. The warm bread from the baker was to delicious to keep for next day, though,  and so it became a tradition to eat it the evening before.

LINK : Store Bededag

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2012 12:36 am

    It’s an interesting day. The bread looks very delicious. 🙂

    • May 5, 2012 4:55 pm

      Actually this bread is a bit to “white” for the taste most people have now days, (wholegrain is more and more common) but it is a tradition to eat this type. It has to be warmed / toasted and covered with butter. When it reach this point in the process, no one cares about if it is white or not, it tastes good! 🙂

  2. May 4, 2012 9:29 am

    I don’t think I’ve been in Denmark in May before so I haven’t heard of Store Bededag. What do you pray for?

    • May 5, 2012 4:50 pm

      My guess is that it could be : Don´t let the government remove this day from the list of holidays, as suggested. 😉
      I´ll let Wikipedia explain: “It is a collection of minor Christian holy days consolidated into one day.” There is a link to that wikipedia page in English in my post, the links are colored light blue, and difficult to see, but I have refreshed it a bit now.

  3. May 9, 2012 7:34 pm

    Ohhh, warm bread or breadrolls with butter, ohhh, there is nothing nicer! 😀 Such a lovely tradition.

    I like the very dark sourdough rye bread known in German as ‘Pumpernickel’ – just with a thick spread of real creamy butter, or with some fresh avocado with sliced radishes, or cottage cheese with chopped tomatoes and a little bit of onion… Do you have that in Denmark too?

    Oh dear, I have made myself sooo hungry now….

    • May 12, 2012 9:10 pm

      This is as Danish as it can be, though Pumpernickel is very dark and only used for cheese. Change it with ryebread and you will feel at home if you come for a visit one day. 🙂

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