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January 1, 2013

new year table with champagne and marzipan

I wish a Happy New Year to all readers of My Daily Denmark.
In Denmark we celebrate the first minutes of the new year with champagne and “Kransekage” , cake made of marzipan. Dinner can be cod, Norway lobster, mussels or mixed seafood. Some prefer to eat meat, in that case it could be loin, saddle of venison, or something else of good quality. For dessert icecream is always popular, perhaps as ingredient in a mix with cake.

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  1. January 2, 2013 12:10 pm

    Happy New Year to you too! We also bring in the new year with champagne and seafood. Nova Scotia lobster was at a very low price this year so it was probably enjoyed by more people than usual across Canada during the holidays.

    I greatly enjoyed learning more about life in Denmark this year through your blog. It seems to me to be a very cozy and magical place.

  2. January 3, 2013 8:26 pm

    Hello Birgitte, for the first time for many years we did Christmas Dansk-style on the evening of the 24th and it was delightful!

    Godt Nytår!

    • January 7, 2013 3:50 pm

      Oh, very nice. I have no problem imagining how cozy an evening you have had, contrary the tradition with the 25, I wouldn´t know. I Perhaps I should try that one year. 🙂

  3. January 8, 2013 4:04 pm

    Happy New Year to you too, Birgitte – what a lovely photo that was!

    We celebrated with a braai (barbecue) at home, very relaxed and laid-back, enjoying the warm weather.

    • January 16, 2013 4:42 pm

      It sounds very very cozy, I have to try how a warm weather New Year evening feels, one day ! 🙂

      • January 17, 2013 8:56 am

        Yes, one day I hope you will experience it too – we too have never experienced a snowy Christmas or New Year, so that is on our ‘bucket list’.

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