We celebrate the Danish tradition of Fastelavn (carnival) Saturday, February 25th,
from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the House of Denmark Cottage and on the Lawn.
We are looking forward to seeing the children in their costumes – and adults, too, if they feel like it. The children will be invited to beat a barrel with a bat (‘slå katten af tønden’) to make the goodies inside fall out. There will be a chance for everybody to make ‘fastelavnsris’ (a traditional craft for the season), and to share ‘fastelavnsboller’ (lenten buns).
Please bring your own twigs for the ‘fastelavnsris’!
Participation is free to members of the House of Denmark. Guests (children as well as adults) may join the fun for $5.00 per person.
Danish church service, ministered by Pastor Anne-Grethe Krogh Nielsen from the The Danish Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda, followed by our annual juletræsfest (Christmas party) where we enjoy a traditional Danish holiday dinner, get a chance to win a prize for finding the almond in the dessert, sing, and dance around the tree. Maybe julemanden (Santa) will visit? Feel free to attend one event or both.