Practical Information

A relaxed, liberal and modern nation

Denmark is a relaxed, liberal and thoroughly modern country. It is an egalitarian society where no person is more important than the next and everyone is treated with respect. There are many traditional aspects of Danish society which continue to play an extremely important part in everyday, Danish life…

Hygge

Danish people strive for a feeling of "hygge", a unique Danish word which means cosiness or togetherness. It permeates all aspects of their lives, from the design and functionality of their homes and furniture, to family gatherings or simple nights at home forgetting about the stresses of the day.

Secular, Christian society

Danish society is secular and tolerant, with a strong tradition for freedom of speech and expression. A large proportion of the Danish population observe Christian traditions such as confirmation, christenings and Christian holidays. Christmas celebrations in Denmark are particularly special.

The Danish flag (Dannebrog)

You’ll notice many Danish flags (Dannebrog) flying around the Denmark, particularly in homes around the countryside. Flying the Dannebrog, the striking red and white national flag, is an important symbol of pride. Flags on public buildings fly at half mast on national days of mourning or remembrance.

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Find out how the Danes celebrate Christmas and where you can join in Danish Christmas celebrations.