Come celebrate spring with a Danish Påske / Easter gathering on Saturday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park. (Hall of Nations is a large building located between the international cottages and the Organ Pavillion. It is next to the International Gift Shop.)
(Please see the separate invitation to the craft event at the cottage immediately preceding the buffet starting at 4:p.m.)
We are again planning a typical Danish Påskebord / Easter buffet.
Sild med karrysalat / Herring with curry dressing
Æg med rejer / Egg with shrimp
Røget laks / Smoked salmon
Skinke med italiensk salat / Ham with carrot/green pea topping
Varm Leverpostej med bacon / Warm liver pate with bacon
Frikadeller med kartoffelsalad / Danish meatballs with potato salad
Ostebord / Cheese platter
Rugbrød og franskbrød / Rye bread and French bread
Dessert / dessert:
Citronfromage / Lemon suffle
Hjemmebagt Kringle / Homemade Kringle
Sodavand, oel og vin / Soda, beer, and wine
Participation is $10- for adults and $5 for children.
RSVP by Tuesday April 9, 2018 text or phone call to Oda Audish (858)-254-6295
The House of Denmark will arrange the cooking ourselves. We hope that some of you will be willing to help us make some of the items or set up. Please text or call Oda Audish at 858-254-6295 to coordinate. The House of Denmark will reimburse you for the cost. If there is something else that you would like to bring instead, just let us know so we can coordinate the buffet table accordingly.
Come and participate in creating traditional Danish craft associated with Spring and Easter.
This event is held in the House of Denmark cottage. We will make various traditional Easter crafts and gækkebreve.
Sending a Gækkebrev (teaser letter) is one of the best and most loved among the Danes. The sender of the letter is anonymous. The letter will have short poems or rhymes and is signed with a number of dots corresponding to the number of letters in the sender’s name, so that the recipient has a chance of guessing who sent the letter. If the receiver cannot guess the sender’s identity by Easter, the receiver will have to give an Easter egg to the sender, and if the receiver guess who the letter is from, then the sender will have to give him/her a Easter Egg.
Immediately after the craft activity in the House of Denmark, we will walk over to the Hall of Nations and enjoy Phase II of our Easter celebration which is called Påskebord (Easter Buffet).
Hope that you will join us for both.
Young and old and everyone in-between are invited to celebrate Fastelavn at the House of Denmark. Fastelavn marks the beginning of Lent and some of the traditions associated with this event go back to the Middle Ages.
The children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes and they are 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 lets not forget eating those delicious ‘fastelavnsboller’ (lenten buns).
Participation is free to members of the House of Denmark. The cost is $5 for non-members (children as well as adults).
RSVP (text or call )by February 28 at 858-254-6295
(Not a House of Denmark event)
Three dates in February!
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 · 6:30 PM
Location: basileIE Gallery
Revelle Chamber Music Series
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 · 8:00 PM
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI
An Evening of Nordic Folk Music
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 · 8:00 PM
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI
More details to be provided later
More detail to be provided
We are very sorry to not have followed up with more details about the party. We needed to give first priority to our members to attend the party and so many of them signed up that we ran out of space. We will likely look for a larger venue next year as we certainly would like as many people as possible to have the opportunity to attend the party. We encourage you to become member of the House of Denmark so you can be kept up to date as it happens. To become a member, please see the link on our webpage.
The next event will be Fastelavn in February. There will be no space limitations. This is not just for children. Everyone, no matter your age, enjoys a Fastelavns bolle and hygge.
Join us on the beach for a picnic, hygge, snobrød and songs and to see the witch fly off to Bloksbjerg Saturday, June 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. at East Mission Bay. House of Denmark will be bringing hot dogs and medister. Please bring your own side dishes, dessert, and utensils.
We will be sending out our “scouts” early in the morning to secure a fire pit near East Mission Bay Drive south of the Mission Bay Park Visitor Information Center and north of the Hilton. To find us, exit I5 at Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive, then go west towards the bay, turn left at the stop sign and follow signs to Playa Pacifica Park (see highlighted area on map). You can look for a red awning with the House of Denmark name which will be put up near the bonfire place. Also, feel free to call me at 858-254-6295 if you still have trouble finding us.
Bring a blanket or beach chairs and a picnic dinner. We will have access to a couple of picnic tables with benches. We need a few people to make the dough and bring sticks for snobrød (s’mores are also welcome). Feel free to come early and enjoy the afternoon or the day on the beach. We’ll have plenty of firewood.
Remember to bring something warm to wear when it cools down, and don’t forget your sunscreen.
Our Lawn Program is back to its traditional date – the weekend closest to Grundlovsdag (Constitution Day), although on a Saturday rather than a Sunday so that we can avoid the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. We have some exciting things planned:
Reenactment group The Guardians of Midgard will be setting up their Viking Village on the lawn and there likely will be some Viking battles and mayhem happening.
The San Diego Lego Users Group (Sandlug) will set up some of their amazing Lego creations.
At 2 p.m. our stage program will start including a performance by world-renowned storyteller Randel McGee portraying Hans Christian Andersen – he will entertain by telling stories while making paperclips. Local jazz band Hot Buttered Biscuit will entertain with music.
And you don’t want to miss the food that will be for sale, including frikadeller (meatballs), medisterpølse (sausage), rødkål (red cabbage), potato salad, and pølser (hotdogs) with remoulade and crispy onions. There will be Kringle and other delicious goodies.
Please contact Oda Audish at (858) 254-6295 or at email@example.com if you are able to help out with putting on such a “spread”.
House of Denmark joins with the other Houses in the International Village to share traditional dishes and entertainment. We’ll be making and selling Æbleskiver. Although the event is on a smaller scale than December, we still need volunteers to help with baking, serving, and selling the æbleskiver, so please come to the park and give us a hand for a couple of hours. If you are able to help out, please contact Oda Audish at
(858) 254-6295 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also an opportunity to try some delicious food from one of the Houses that you may not have tried before.