Friday, May 8, 2009

Bededag...Prayer Day

I dag er Store Bededag i Danmark. Bededag kommer den fjerde fredag efter påske og er en national helligdag hvor skoler, butikker og kontorer er lukket. At blive klar for Bededag spiste danskerne varme hveder.....et lækkert brød at du kun kan købe aftenen før Bededag. Jeg elskede dem og vil ser frem til næste år så jeg kan spise dem igen! (I Danmark har vi mange speciel lækkert ting at du kan kun købe bestemte tidspunkter af året.... Julebryg, Påskebryg, kleiner og nu..... Bededags varme hveder!)

Today is "Bededag"--Great Prayer Day in Denmark. Prayer Day comes the 4th Friday after Easter and is a national holiday where schools, shops and offices are closed. In preparation for Bededag, Danes eat "warm wheat buns"....a DELICIOUS bread that you can only buy the night before Bededag. I LOVED them and will look forward to next year when I can eat them again! "In Denmark we have so many special delicious things that you can only buy at certain times of the year....Christmas beer, Easter beer, Kleiner and now....Bededag´s Warm Wheat Rolls!)


I dag har vi mange konfirmationdage i Danmark. Konfirmationer er en kampestor ting i livet for danske teenagers og jeg er spændt på at se min første konfirmation. Vores niece Rebecca vil blive konfirmeret i dag så jeg vil have mange ting at fortælle efter jeg oplever en dansk konfirmation dag på Bededag!

Today we have many confirmations in Denmark. Confirmations are a huge thing in the lives of Danish teenagers and I am excited to see my first confirmation. Our niece, Rebecca, will be confirmed today so I will have many things to tell after I experience my first Danish Confirmation on Prayer day!

8 comments:

LadyFi said...

Oh - I'm drooling over those rolls!

Enjoy the confirmation today!

Archaeogoddess said...

Meanwhile, is this not the weirdest weather? It's pouring rain and yet it's really warm. It's currently warmer outside than inside... although I turned on the heat, which feels odd to do. I'd open the windows, but we'd get soaked!

The confirmations explains why the church bells keep ringing every two hours. They must be doing the kids in batches!!

Amy said...

Oh those rolls look like something we can buy all the time here..so when you come we'll get you some or I can bake them for you ;-))

Nichole said...

I completely forgot about those... I'm not sure how though, because they are so delicious!

American in Norway said...

Weird that we don't celebrate this in Norway... I thought we had all of the religious holidays covered.

'Babs' said...

I think it is great the way you explain a lot of the customs here, I always learn something when I come to your blog :)

SH said...

I like how DK has so many holidays that involve special foods.

Mom said...

Hope that Confirmation for Rebecca was a special day for the family. Less than 3 weeks and we will have a little family time.