Bornholm

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Easter at Bornholm

In Denmark we celebrate the Easter as a national holiday like the rest of Europe.

A special tradition is the so called Gækkebreve "Fools Letters". Paper cuts with verses on them.

The idea is that you send it to someone you know - without revealing your identity. Now the receiver has to guess who sent it, and if they do not they are the Fool and has to give an Easter egg to the person that sent it.

If they succeed to reveal the sender, the Easter egg goes to the receiver....

This is a big children’s activity, - often played like a ritual game with their grandparents, and the children can go in chocolate mood for weeks.

 

 

 

Winter at Bornholm

Ice winter in the twenties, the life lines of the island M/S Ørnen (Eagle) is being unloaded outside Rønne Harbour

Christmas at the Hjorth Family. The Hjorth family being a highly esteemed ceramic producers. And the factory is still running.

Winter in the thirties. But it´s not only a sight belonging to the "good old days". In the winter 2010-2011 the island had massive snow fall, practically closed the internal traffic on the island 

Girl anticipating the Christmas with excitement, approximately 1968 

May 1st 1985 - The sign says "The time we live in is cold" - with humoristic reference to the late snow fall and the cold war.

”Cakes and Sweets”- Christmas exhibition on Bornholms Museum

In the last 14th years Bornholms Museum have had at very successful Christmas tradition – we point out a theme and then we invite all the Kindergartens and schools to create and exhibit whatever they want under that theme. The Theme is chosen to tell the Children about what Christmas is, where the traditions come from and how our traditions have changed. As a part of the Exibition the Museum  informs about aspects of the Theme for example traditions in other religions.

30 institutions participate (34 different groups), the contributions fill the Museum from top to button!

Look fore more pictures a http://www.bornholmsmuseum.dk/julesider/kager.htm

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