Denmark Culture Folk vs Popular

Folk Food:

Frikadeller with rugbrod


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Popular food:

Fransk Hot Dogs

flødeboller (Danish Ice Cream)

Folk Art/Music:

Many paintings of young women like this one

Polska and the Waltz are traditional Dances where there are dancers accompanied by bag pipes, drums and Norse singing

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Popular Art/Music

A lot of modern Danish art has to do with Furniture like this

Modern Popular Danish music is very similar to America’s hip-hop music with a norse twist on it.

Folk Clothing:

Men would wear wool pants and denim style jackets and leather hats

Women would wear plaid or striped dress with bonnet and they would often wear scarves

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Popular Clothing:

Women today in Denmark casually wear a tang top and long pants and put on a jacket when it starts to get cold

Popular Danish clothing for men is similar to America. They often where jeans, a t-shirt and a jacket.

Folk Shelter/ Housing

Before Globalization people from the area of Scandinavia would live in long houses made of wooden logs on the side then the roofs were curved to the top.

Traditional Homes in Denmark called Nyhavn are bright colors like yellow to make them stand out. These are very similar to the bright colored painted homes of Puerto Rico

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Popular Shelter/Housing

Modern Danish Homes are now made of glass and light colored wood with lots of patio space for parties and celebrations.

In Denmark many new homes are actually being designed similarly to Nyhavns in because people many people are moving there for their traditions.

Folk Technologies

Danish style Polders

Viking Long Boats

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Popular Technologies:

Neils Bohr a Danish physicist helped created the atomic bomb

The Danish are known for their great architecture. Some of the famous building they have made are the Sydney Opera House and the Bagsværd Church.

Folk Beliefs:

95% of People In Denmark are Evangelical Lutheran because they are one of the very early adopters of the Lutheranism because they are very close to Germany (Lutheran Hearth)

Denmark shares many of its traditional religions Neopaganism such as with other Scandinavian countries that believe in the mythological gods of the Norse

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Popular Beliefs:

The Danish people also have great education systems. Denmark is home to some of the smartest scientists ever such as Neils Bohr (Nuclear Physicist) and Tycho Brahe (Astronomer)

In the past few decades Denmark as had many civil rights act such as gender and sexual equality and Copenhagen, Denmark is the most popular place in the world for gay and lesbian couples to live and visit.

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