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Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Life in Denmark

Even though it looks beautiful in the spring, beware of the birch! (photo: kefiM)
Watch out, the birch pollen is coming!
April 12th, 2016 5:19 pm
Imminent date of arrival is April 19
Club night outside the Dub (photos: Alessandra Palmitesta)
St Patrick’s Day in Copenhagen: Nobody does it better!
March 18th, 2016 5:14 pm
“They drink a lot in Ireland and they drink a whole lot in Denmark, so it’s a perfect combination of cultures!”
A raised arm is encouraged in Danish society. Children can sometimes ask difficult questions to which adults are inclined to give honest answers
The fairly odd parents: Are Danes world leaders or poor breeders?
January 29th, 2016 7:00 pm
The tendency is to be honest and not mollycoddle children – and that’s healthy, argues an expert on public health. 
Alternating between sea and land, one thing's for sure: it's always pretty wet (photo: NPV_John Frikke)
Into the Wetlands: Keeping Denmark’s Everglades on the map, handling 12 million flights a year
January 22nd, 2016 7:00 pm
For over five years, the Wadden Sea National Park has been working tirelessly to strengthen the area’s nature protection and cultural history and provide visitors with unique experiences

History

His name will live on forever on people's arses (photo: David B Hvejsel)
How this country’s chirpiest commentator became its dirtiest old man
April 20th, 2016 7:02 pm
Predating the Cartoon Crisis by a year, the media storm surrounding Jørgen Leth’s implication that he had a sex slave was just as tempestuous
Flat, very flat, a bit like Tycho Brahe's face once he'd had his nose chopped off (photo: www.visithven.dk)
The ‘Hvem, Hvad, Hvor’ of Hven
April 19th, 2016 7:00 pm
The Copenhagen Post takes a look at the Øresund island with divided loyalties
Gilleleje Kirke has a more harrowing story than most churches (photo: Sarah Anne Freiesleben)
A crack of light in the darkness that led thousands across the Sound
April 18th, 2016 7:22 pm
Celebrations this year will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Rescue of the Danish Jews in early October. The Copenhagen Post provides a personal reflection on the 80 captured in Gilleleje who didn’t make it
To paraphrase Blackadder, was Denmark's preference for burning witches simply wasting good ladders? (photo: Jan Luyken)
Denmark’s answer to Salem took place in Ribe and involved a king
April 17th, 2016 7:19 pm
Ahead of Skt Hans Aften this weekend, Through the Looking Glass takes a look at when this country used to burn witches for real
She's lost her arm and her head (twice), but the Little Mermaid still prevails (photo: Colourbox)
There once was a little statue … only she isn’t so little anymore
April 13th, 2016 7:12 pm
The Copenhagen Post takes a good look at the colourful history of Denmark’s most recognisable national symbol