Traditions in Denmark

Making Danish friends

Drinking in Denmark

When I moved from the US to Denmark, I didn’t expect the American holidays to follow me. But American-style Halloween is everywhere now, having transformed the ancient and dignified Danish allehelgensaften to a full explosion of plastic and candy.

If Wikipedia can be trusted, the American version of Halloween only took off in Denmark in 2000, when Fætter BR began to sell the very first of the polyester princess costumes

zombie makeup sets, and plastic pumpkin-shaped candy baskets that now overwhelm stores beginning in late September.