How well do you know the Danish Christmas Traditions?

How well do you know the Danish Christmas Traditions?

As someone who is half Danish by blood, the traditions of a Danish Christmas are highly respected in my household. But how well do you know the traditions of this Scandinavian country?

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Advent Wreaths:
A Danish Christmas begins with one of these wreaths, but how many candles does one wreath hold?

Advent Wreaths:
A Danish Christmas begins with one of these wreaths, but how many candles does one wreath hold?
2
3
4

Traditionally, an Advent Wreath in Denmark is made out of fine spruce twigs and cuttings. It is also often decorated with red berries and spruce cones. What is then added for decoration?

Traditionally, an Advent Wreath in Denmark is made out of fine spruce twigs and cuttings. It is also often decorated with red berries and spruce cones. What is then added for decoration?
Red candles and white ribbons
Red candles and red ribbons
White candles and red ribbons
White candles and white
ribbons

Calender Candle:
Thin candles are often seen in stores as a separate calender to count down to Christmas. How many days are marked on these candles?

Calender Candle:
Thin candles are often seen in stores as a separate calender to count down to Christmas. How many days are marked on these candles?
23
24
25

Frequently, who's duty would it be to blow out the candle before it burns too many dates?

Frequently, who's duty would it be to blow out the candle before it burns too many dates?
The mother
The father
The children
Anyone

Present Calenders:
A tradition for the kids (depending on the family's fortune), they always found a present in their stocking for every day leading up to Christmas, starting from what date?

Present Calenders:
A tradition for the kids (depending on the family's fortune), they always found a present in their stocking for every day leading up to Christmas, starting from what date?
30th November
From the First Sunday of
Advent
1st December

Advent TV:
Children in Denmark were always hyped at the time of Christmas, as it meant new shows with some exciting stories to tell. How many episodes is the TV show usually divided into?

Advent TV:
Children in Denmark were always hyped at the time of Christmas, as it meant new shows with some exciting stories to tell. How many episodes is the TV show usually divided into?
23
24
25

Lucia Night:
Lucia, the Saint of Light (lux = Latin for "light") is celebrated on the night between which two dates in December?

Lucia Night:
Lucia, the Saint of Light (lux = Latin for "light") is celebrated on the night between which two dates in December?
Select the two correct answers
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th

Christmas Seals:
Christmas seals are world-famous, but were originally made in Denmark in 1904. This year (2016), how many years will have passed since the debut?

Christmas Seals:
Christmas seals are world-famous, but were originally made in Denmark in 1904. This year (2016), how many years will have passed since the debut?
104
108
112
116

The Christmas Tree:
The spruce on the Christmas is from which of the Scandinavian countries?

Norway (Norwegian)
Sweden (Swedish)
Denmark (Danish)

Danish Christmas Dinner:
Dinner is served quite early in Denmark. Many people eat roast duck on Christmas Eve, but what else is common to eat?

Danish Christmas Dinner:
Dinner is served quite early in Denmark. Many people eat roast duck on Christmas Eve, but what else is common to eat?
Select the two correct answers
Pork with crackling
Chicken
Roast goose
Turkey

During dessert, a small peeled item of food is hidden in the bowl. The lucky finder of this item is then awarded with an extra present. What is the small item of food?

During dessert, a small peeled item of food is hidden in the bowl. The lucky finder of this item is then awarded with an extra present. What is the small item of food?
Chesnut
Almond
Red berry

Tree Dance:
After dinner, people join hands around the Christmas tree, and dance around it while singing traditional Danish Christmas songs. Is this done before or after the presents are unwrapped?

Tree Dance:
After dinner, people join hands around the Christmas tree, and dance around it while singing traditional Danish Christmas songs. Is this done before or after the presents are unwrapped?
Before
After