Denmark’s identity and community arise from a long tradition of racial homogeneity. In Denmark, the three facets of Danish life can be defined as culture: simplicity, politeness and equality.
Visiting the country is sure to match anyone’s interest in culture, the art, literature, and more. Here’s a few info on the Danish community and what you should anticipate when you go to Denmark on holiday.
As far as dance is concerned, Denmark has many traditional dances that have been popular since the 1700s. Sources include the Yule tree dance, or the Spillemand spil lystigt op, held on December 25, the Trippevals, the Emmas vals, and the Sjijnmyravalsen, which are Danish valses.
Denmark is considered to be abundant in the arts. One of the most famous fairy tale writers of all time was Hans Christian Andersen, born in Odense in 1805. His tales like Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, and The Snow Queen are featured in books and shows all over the world.The favorite story is Little Mermaid, where her statue can be seen by the docks in Copenhagen.
#Folclore in Denmark
Folklore in Denmark has been transferred down from generation to generation by storytelling and plays a major role in Denmark’s cultural heritage. Danish folklore contains a lot of hints to elves, goblins and other non-human characters. The Elves, in typical Danish folklore, were gorgeous women living in the mountains or underneath the boulders (on the downside, they were able to dance to a man).
Denmark’s cuisine is far more than just seafood (but try the traditional pickled herring). Part of the traditional lunch is smorrebrod (open sandwiches). There is also a cold buffet for lunch, frikadeller (meatballs), hakkebof (chopped meat patties), polser (hot long sausages) and many other dishes typical of Denmark.
Here is a list of 5 traditional dishes to be eaten in Denmark:
- Krebinetter also known as Karbonader, is a type of pork patties that has been named in French by crépine. They are usually made from pork and served with green peas and boiled potatos.
- Hønsekødssuppe a kind of soup made with chicken and vegetables.
- Frikadeller a particular type of meatball, usually made from pork or a mixture of beef and pork.
- Medisterpølse a sausage generally served with mashed potatoes, parsley and pickles.
- Rugbrød It’s a traditional Danish bread you should try if you haven’t eaten it before.