The only one most celebrated festival in Denmark is: Christmas. Danes start celebrating Christmas on the evening of 24th December and prolong the celebration till 26th December. So you can say it is almost 3 days festival celebrated in the traditional way in Denmark. In fact, many small celebrations take place throughout December. For centuries, Christmas is the biggest festival in Denmark and Danish people still celebrate it with full zeal. Yes, some traditions are lost with centuries passed, but many Danish families make sure to celebrate Christmas in the most traditional way, even today.
The most popular tradition in Denmark is of decorating a Christmas tree beautifully and then lighting candles around it by families; after that, family members sing songs and Christmas carols and dace around the Christmas tree. The splendid traditional goose makes the celebration fun. There is also a tradition of exchanging gifts with each other on the Christmas Eve. People gift special things to their family and friends. Then, there is the time for family dinner and feast. No matter, where the family members stay during the year, but all get together on Christmas and enjoy feast with their families, even extended families.
Danish people follow the tradition of Christmas lunches as well. Generally, the feast is hosted in the evening by the employer for his staff so colleagues can enjoy Christmas together. Now, people have started hosting Christmas lunches for their friends and distant family members. It is often seen a person visit more than one Christmas lunches and live the moments of Christmas with his/her family, friends and colleagues.
There is also a tradition of having people over glögg and apple-pieces throughout December. People in Denmark enjoy celebrating “Little Christmas Eve” just before the “Christmas Eve”. Singing Christmas carols and Kid’s Christmas Calendar are still traditionally celebrated in Denmark.
Christmas completely change environment in Denmark. During December, the festive season can be experienced. Many couples choose this time to get married in Denmark. If you, too, are thinking about a destination wedding in Denmark during this festive season or later, get in touch with us!!
Glaedelig Jul aka Merry Christmas to you and your family!!