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All prayers day / Store Bededag

April 26, 2013

Hveder for all prayers day

castellet volden citadel Copenhagen 2

All prayers day – in Danish called “Store Bededag”, is an old  Danish holiday (1686) , celebrated on the 4th Friday after Easter, which in 2013 is April 26. According to the tradition, warm bread called  “Varme hveder” will be eaten in many homes the evening before, and people will promenade at the the old ramparts at the citadel.


Wikipedia about All prayers day

Blogpost from 2012 about All prayers day

Store Bededag (in Danish)

Bread recipe (in Danish)

Ramparts of Copenhagen

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2013 1:02 pm

    I love learning all about Danish customs on your blog, Birgitte. It’s developing into such a wonderful educational resource.

    • April 28, 2013 10:11 pm

      Great to hear Reggie, I am hoping to make this blog a good mix of facts and feelings so to say. Your words are much encouraging, thank you.:-)

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