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What characterises the Danes as a people? Many non-Danes living in Denmark suggest that the Danes are open and welcoming. Others may call them reserved, especially during the long winter months. For many Danes, the word "hygge" is essential when describing something uniquely Danish. The word is best translated into English as ‘coziness’ or ‘conviviality’ and reflects the sense of community and sense of security which comes about when Danes spend quality time with people they care about.
Forest Preschools

Early Nature Lessons in Denmark's Forest Preschools

“They come in pink dresses but a month later, they have worms in their pockets.”


Nine tips if you are new to Denmark

Based on the blogs written by our foreign bloggers at denmark.dk we put together this list of nine things you should be aware of if you are new to Denmark.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Find out some interesting facts and learn more by reading personal stories from Danes about their homes and lifestyles.

Great Danes

Great Danes

What it might lack in square kilometres, Denmark makes up for in the number of Danes that have made a name for themselves on the global stage.
Learn Danish

Learn Danish

They say Danish is one of the hardest languages to learn!  But is that a myth or a distinct reality?


Volunteer work in Denmark

Denmark has a very strong tradition for volunteer organisations and 43 per cent of the Danes do some kind of volunteer work. The explanation is found in tradition, social trust and the logic of the welfare state.

Work-Life balance

Work-Life balance - The Danish way

Many countries are now trying to emulate the Danish quality of life and generally high standard of living. Four families living in Denmark tell us about their own experience of work-life balance.
Traditions in Denmark

Traditions in Denmark

In Denmark, great attention is paid to traditions and festivals, though without great ceremony. Many Danish traditions are based around the Christian calendar.

The Danish Flag Dannebro

National Symbols

The Danish flag is called Dannebrog and means ‘the flag of the Danes’ or ‘the red flag’. It’s much loved by the Danes and is associated with birthdays, holidays and national sports. To mark national events, the Danish National Anthem 'Der er et yndigt land’ (There is a lovely country) is also often sung or performed.