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International House Copenhagen invites new international citizens to an evening of Danish traditions

internationalAs a new citizen in Copenhagen, getting to know and understand Danish traditions can be quite the challenge. International House Copenhagen is there to assist by inviting international citizens to an evening full of Danish traditions on 19th February

Why are there often flags in people’s windows and gardens? And how come the streets are empty on New Years Eve at 6.00 PM? Find out the answers to these questions and many more at Danish Traditions, an evening event hosted by International House Copenhagen on 19th February.

International House is behind various events all year round aimed at international citizens about taxes, housing, and workplace culture. But this is the first event entirely dedicated to Danish traditions.

”It is of great importance that new Copenhageners are included in our social communities, and traditions play a key role in doing so. When we get to know each other’s traditions, we move closer to one another,” says Mayor of Culture and Leisure in Copenhagen, Franciska Rosenkilde (The Alternative).

At the event, Red Badge Guides will do a presentation on Danish traditions and customs regarding everything from children’s birthday parties to holidays. Silvia Foresta, who was once a newcomer in Denmark herself, will also talk about her personal encounter with the many Danish traditions, including the ones that at first can seem strange to foreigners.

The evening is an informal get-together and will include interactive quizzes as well as time for asking questions and networking.

More information

  • Danish Traditions takes place in International House Copenhagen 19th February 2019 at 5.00 to 7.00 PM. The address is Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6. sal, Kbh. V.
  • The event is open to everyone.
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