Double Celebration In Denmark!

Did you know that today is Constitution Day in Denmark?

Constitution Day known in Danish as Grundlovsdag, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of June 5, 1849, by Frederik the VII. This established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy. An amended constitution was updated and signed on June 5, 1953.

The day is a holiday for Danes. A day they all flock outdoors to enjoy with family and friends. There are series of events and activities spread across the country to mark this special day. One key activity for today is that the citizens listen to their favourite politicians as they give their speeches to mark the day. Politics is a big deal in Denmark, unlike many countries whose citizens are a little ambivalent about politics and their politicians.

To mark this special day, there will be fields of Danish flags flying all over the country.

 

 

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Did you also know that on this day in Denmark, Father’s Day is also celebrated?

Oh yes, today is Father’s Day in Denmark, a tradition adopted by the Danish in 1935. But did you know that a PR failure in 1949 meant that it isn’t celebrated on the same day as the rest of Scandinavia?

So, today is a holiday in Denmark and the people are happily enjoying the cosy weather while engaging in the various events and activities across the Nation.

Who wouldn’t avail themselves the opportunity of this twin celebrations to have fun and enjoy the day?

 

PS: Culled from last year’s post.

Here is the link to the detailed post, last year – Denmark Constitution Day!

 

Peace and Love!

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Constitution Day in Denmark…

Did you know that today is Constitution Day in Denmark?

Constitution Day known in Danish as Grundlovsdag, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of June 5, 1849, by Frederik the VII. This established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy. An amended constitution was updated and signed on June 5, 1953.

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Good Morning Giggles!

My Facebook News Feed this morning is what’s on my mind:

Marriage tips here, relationship advice there…
Leadership here, submission there…
Married vs Singles…
Oga and Madam palaver plenty…
Rich vs Poor homes…
Marry or remain single if you can’t be submissive…
Tradition, Culture Vs the New World…
Men and Women matters… Oh, Lawd!
Marry today, Divorce tomorrow…
Marriage, going, going. go…
Maybe marriage should be scrapped so everybody should just rest…Lol.
There is no end to it no matter the number of books written about it. In fact, people read and forget too quickly what they’ve read.
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It’s A National Holiday!

It’s a National Holiday in Denmark today. Why? Because it’s a General Prayer Day, known in Danish as the “Store Bededag”. You can also call it the Great Prayer Day. This is a special Danish festival celebrated on the fourth Friday after Easter Sunday. The days for this holiday differs, but the earliest date it can fall on is between April 17 and May 21 at the latest.

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It’s A National Holiday Today…

It’s a National Holiday in Denmark today. Why? Because it’s a General Prayer Day, known in Danish as the “Store Bededag”. You can also call it the Great Prayer Day. This is a special Danish festival celebrated on the fourth Friday after Easter Sunday. The days for this holiday differs; but the earliest date it can fall on is between April 17 and May 21 on the latest.  Continue reading