Lillejuleaften: A Little Christmas Eve Big on Danish Tradition

Ingrid – December 11, 2017 This past Saturday, I had the unique pleasure of attending Lillejuleaften (“Little Christmas Eve” in Danish), the last of the four events honoring The Danish Home’s 125th anniversary this year. I went with my roommate, Lindsay, and her Farfar (grandfather), who enjoyed the evening celebrating the “Spirit of Future” immensely—probably…

St. Lucy’s Day: Celebrating Light During the Darkness

Ella – December 4, 2017 While celebrating Thanksgiving with my family gathered around, we began to talk about holiday traditions. We have so many: baking gingerbread men and other decorative cookies, special ornaments on the tree, and hometown events. Several generations removed from my ancestors who immigrated to America from Denmark, I enjoyed listening to…