So is HALLOWEEN a thing now in Denmark?
Have we celebrated Halloween here always?
Now, lots of kids make Jack O’lanters, lots of kids dress up and go trick-or-treating, and lots of people participate by decorating their gardens, front doors etc with Halloween stuff.
We also have FASTELAVN (see more here) which used to be the time of year kids would go around – all dressed up, and ask for ‘Slik
But HALLOWEEN has blown good old Fastelavn out of the water, and we now celebrate ghosts, zombies, witches,
But there is a certain element of HYGGE involved as well, even though it is a festival of darkness. It is a family thing – something we value highly here in Denmark, and I think that’s why it has become so popular.
We can even go and pick our own pumpkins on the farm in the countryside – I was one of the first who rang around enquiring 5 years ago and found a farm with a few pumpkins scattered around. But now they’re a thing – we always go to KILDEBRØNDE frugtplantage for ours.
So, if you meet some scary kids (or adults EEEEK) on the 31st
If you fancy something not as scary you could visit TIVOLI gardens and their stunning Halloween displays, or why not go to JÆGERSBORGGADE and join in the local fun, when all the shops, restaurants put on a FAB display, or just grab a bucket and go trick-or-treating – you know you want to!!