marts 4 @ 14:00 - 16:00
DDK’88 invites you to Fastelavn on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2-4pm
Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214
Due to the time of year Fastelavn will be an indoor event.
Who can come? Danish speaking or not – you’re invited! This is for any and all families with some sort of connection to Denmark and/or the Danish culture.
Cost? To make this a $0 event we ask you to bring some items.
What is Fastelavn?
Fastelavn is an old Danish tradition, imagine a hybrid between a Costume Carnival, Halloween and a wooden barrel piñata birthday party event. The child lucky enough to break the barrel piñata, will be crowned for beating the cat (and candy) out of the barrel and awarded the Cat Queen / Cat King title.
The history of Fastelavn
Following old Danish tradition, the cat in the barrel is a black cat that represents the spirit of winter. During medieval times they believed the black cat needed to be beaten out of the barrel and chased off before spring would come. In order to fool the evil spirit, the villagers would dress in costumes.
Join us for this fun Danish tradition!
Click here to register – and don’t forget to pick something from the “what to bring” list!
Family Fun & Danish Traditions
Don’t miss your chance to give children of all ages a truly fun experience while participating in the Danish way to celebrate the arrival of spring.
The kids will:
Make ‘fastelavnsris’ and other Danish crafts
Parade around in costumes
Drink hot chocolate
Take turns hitting the wooden barrel piñata
Last but not least everyone will enjoy the famous fastelavnsboller (Danish pastry rolls) made and sponsored by our local Lakewood based Danish pastry champion Ronny from Taste of Denmark.
Den Danske Klub ’88 i Colorado
Please note that Den Danske Klub ’88 may take photographs at the event to post on its website and to use to advertise future events. By participating in this event, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of any children accompanying you that Den Danske Klub ’88 may use photographs that you or your children appear in for such purposes.