If I have learned one thing about this time of year living in Denmark, it is that Danish for Easter is Jewish Easter – Jewish Easter.
Just say what you see
Usually the Danish way of saying it, as they see it, is at least accurate.
No one can deny that your gums (gums) are actually gums (Hannibal Lector will definitely agree) and that your refrigerator (refrigerator) is a refrigerator (as Jeffrey Dahmer would).
But Jewish Easter! It’s about as accurate as translating a bar mitzvah as a Jewish sweet 16 party or a bagel like a Jewish polo coin.
Moses sings the stones
Then you tell me that Danish for Yom Kippur is Moses singing the stones: I can not get any Arafat action! For in Sinai and in Sinai and in Sinai and in Sinai.
No, I think Jewish Dia de los Muertos would be a more accurate description.
Of course, I will not evoke any anti-Jewish point of view. Let’s just say Easter (a blessed relief after the frog plague – unless you are French) and the original Easter (no chocolate for Jesus, although it is rumored that Mary Magdalene shared her egg) were a few rare gains on what has been a trying journey to the promised land.
Do as the Romans did!
I learned this look through my daughter’s Easter-themed homework, a very enlightening read that rewrites the story while dumbfounding down to pre-teens.
It is claimed quite sensationally that Jesus rose from the dead three days after he died on the cross, then Monday in Jerusalem’s rush hour, which may explain why no one actually saw him.
All of this sounds like a sign of recruiting John Cleese’s centurion from ‘Life of Brian’ to remind the Danish school system that we stopped counting the Roman way when we stepped out of their shadow to take Europe into. .. the age of darkness.
Just when I thought I was out, it looks a bit like how Denmark manages to take us out of the winter and then straight in again. Cue Michael Corleone clutches his gloved, blistered fists and shouts, “Just when I thought I could feel my hands again, I have to get all my wool from storage!”
And even though it’s getting warmer and bringing pollen season with us, we can always count on it to be windy – no matter which way you go.
But did you know that there is a logical reason why some days it feels like we are cycling in the wind in all directions we are going! Henrik Vedel, senior researcher at DMI, explains more (page 4-5 of our Spring 2021 Supplement).
Embrace the great outdoors
Of course, there is more to this topic than the start of spring, as Easter is soon upon us, and unlike many other countries, Denmark offers Maundy Thursday as a public holiday, making it a five-day break for pretty much everyone (see page 3). for our guide to the Danish Easter).
It’s almost everyone, as all ordinary weekend workers – pubs, restaurants and nightclubs – will be gone, while others (pastors and clubs) are confined to their homes.
But that does not mean that there are not plenty of opportunities for you who are brave enough to venture outside of this Easter weekend – all in accordance with the coronavirus restrictions.
We have put together a selection of some of the best options (pages 6-7) in the hope that you will spend Easter as you will continue: embrace Denmark for all the potential it has to offer, indoors and out.
Oh, and happy Jewish Easter too!
Source: The Nordic Page