This week is Efterårsferie in Denmark. Literally, it means Fall Holiday (although Google wants to translate it into “Thanksgiving” for some reason), and it’s a week in fall when all the kids are off school. Which includes us students in Danish language school!
The timing couldn’t be more perfect since Brian and I have both come down with fall colds and are very grateful we don’t have to drag ourselves to Danish class.
The holiday has it’s origins in Denmark’s farming history. Kids used to need the time off school to help bring in the potato harvest.
It’s the only holiday in the fall semester, while Spring semester has many many many holidays, so it’s understandable that it’s been held over.
So Happy Efterårsferie everyone!
P.S. I really really wanted to use this photo below, but it’s of people in Norway. But it’s so awesome, that I’m going to post it anyway, as a special shout out to my friend and fellow expat blogger Cindi in Norway.