Saturday, January 15, 2011

Catching up on 2010: Preparing for the holiday in Denmark - Part 2

On the weekend following our Thanksgiving celebration and the ceremony by the city Christmas tree, we were glad to join two more Christmas-related events. This was the Sunday before Saint Nicholas (December 6).

Q was invited to listen to a choir in the little church of Tilst, a small town on the outskirts of Aarhus. Q's colleague and friend Annika sang there. It was a fine and novel mix of traditional Danish and English Christmas carols. Some were more of the traditional kind, and others quite rhythmic, as you can check on the movies. And somehow, with a large audience packed into that tiny old church, it was very reminiscent of Christmas celebration in Alsace.

After that, Q joined C at a cookie baking party organized at Maike's place, a German colleague. We baked all kinds of cookies, from various traditions, German, Swedish, Italian, American... Quite some fun times! And we could feel the spirit of Christmas just hovering above us...

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