Since Christmas is over, we have to say good bye to the delicious “Christmas buns”. It is difficult to make Danish pastry at home, but not to difficult to try.
December 13 is named after saint Lucy – Sankta Lucia- , and celebrated with processions of singing white dressed girls, each with a candle in her hand. The Lucia bride has 4 candles in a wreath on her head. The tradition with Lucia procession came to Denmark from Sweden, around 1944. Sweden has documents telling about Lucia in 1764, but the tradition wasn’t common before 1920-30
Danish herrings for the traditional “Christmas lunch”, which not necessarily is a lunch, but absolutely supposed to be a fun and happy party. All companies are having a “Christmas lunch” in December. Family lunches and those made for friends will be in the week ends. If the menu is a Danish lunch with ryebread, there will be at least 3 kind of herring, for a start. Ansd always a glass of ice Cold snaps. (Brandy)
The story about nisser are kept alive in many ways, by word of mouth or as here, by stories told in books. Nisser are popular and welcome, but only in December and until Christmas – December 24.