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BITS OF CULTURE - Denmark
 
Languages
Map
Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
Danish

Other languages:
English
Faroese
German
Greenlandic

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Cultural Values
  • People are laid back and very modern.
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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Most Danes eat four meals a day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late-evening supper.
  • Breakfast generally consists of cereal, cheese, or eggs.
  • Dinner, which includes fish or meat, is usually the only hot meal. A favorite traditional Danish dinner consists of roast duckling stuffed with apples and prunes, served with red cabbage and boiled potatoes
  • The also like many types of bread with the most prevalent being smørrebrød (`buttered bread').
  • Some typical dishes are flæskesteg (roast pork with crackling), gravad laks (cured or salted salmon served with a sweet mustard sauce) and hvid labskovs (a stew made of square cuts of beef boiled with potatoes, bay leaves and pepper).
  • Most meals have some sort of beer or wine served as the primary drink

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Interesting Facts
  • The Danish as its known in America is called wienerbrod in Denmark and nearly every bakery has them in various flavors.
  • In 1989 Denmark became the first European country to legalize same-sex marriages and offer gay partnerships the same rights as heterosexual couples.
  • Famed Danish writers include Hans Christian Andersen, whose fairy tales have been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible.
  • Danish have invented among other things the Lego (the famous children playthings).

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