Thursday, March 5, 2009


On Sunday, we celebrated Festelavn with several of our Danish (and other) friends. It's the Danish version of Halloween in that you dress up in costume. The celebration takes place before Lent - the last chance to eat lots of goodies before the fasting of Lent season. I'm told the tradition is to fast for all 40 days, no meat the entire time.

A game we played was hitting the "cat" in the barrel. In the old days a live cat was inside. We opted for pictures of cats painted on the outside with candy inside (like a piƱata). Danish pastries were also a special treat!

It was a cold day with winter coat, hat & mitten over the costumes, but was great fun with friends!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!
I bet Mommy enjoyed the Danish treats.