Fastelavn at the House of Denmark February 10 from 3:30 to 5:30

We celebrate the Danish tradition of Fastelavn (carnival) Saturday, February 10th, from 3:30 to 5:30 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. 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). If you would like to bake for us, please let us know.

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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.

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