Danes go crazy when it comes to christmas... With a million strange traditions like dancing around the tree and putting rice porridge in the attic they sure know how to celebrate the holiday season. There is 'hygge' all around and getting presents is far from the most fun part of it:
Denmark is truly the world capital of christmas.
If you want to learn more about Danish Holiday Cooking this book is a great starting point:
Each day a new tradition is posted. Follow along below!
"Hygge" - A certain feeling of coziness coming from feeling safe, warm and being surrounded by loved ones. Imagine drinking hot cocoa in front of a fireplace with your best friend while it is snowing heavily outside - that's hygge.
"Nisse" - Directly translates to "Elf". Danish elves aren't green, kid-like or only living in Santa's workshop though. In Danish tradition nisser look like miniature Santa Clauses and in addition to helping Santa out in Greenland (NOT the North pole!) they live in the attics of every house, sleeping throughout the year and awakening to either help or tease during December.