Holidays are a big thing in Denmark, no matter what the season and right about now we are full in Easter and spring time mode. The kiddies at forest school have been busy – I thought I’d share just a few pictures of their recent creations before the upcoming break.
Easter is a huge holiday here in Denmark and although religious in origin, it is now mostly secular. There are still eggs and chocolates and all the forbidden fruits that children love so dearly, but on the whole, I have to say that Easter is much simpler. Which is bit funny since we get so much time off – 5 days to be precise. And it’s one of the few times the school is closed…Although the religious components here are nearly gone, the sense of holiday is not. In general, it really does symbolize the transition to spring here (whether the weather is cooperating or not) and so there are lots of decorations of nests and eggs and spring time chicks and birds and bunnies and anything else that symbolizes starting anew. The kids built little moss lined nests to hold a single egg, which they had been dying in various root vegetables in the previous week. Little eggs were painted, and springtime teaser notes cut out. I didn’t get snaps of all of them but a few of the recent ones.
For us, we’ve become acclimatized enough to life here to know that the best way to celebrate something like this is to take it easy. We’re excited to have family in town and personally, I’m excited to have 5 days off of work. We have a few outings and a few walks planned and some special meals here and there but mostly, we’re just looking forward to being together, with no obligations other than to enjoy home, enjoy the weather, and enjoy each other. Isn’t that a real holiday after all?