This weekend was a packed one for sure. We experienced three holidays that each have their very own month in one compact weekend. Let me explain by each day.
Friday: Adult Christmas
Carlsberg factory débuted their Holiday Beer Friday night at 8pm. The whole city was alive. Friday, we completed my first group paper project and turned it in to our professor. This paper is my grade for the class and it was a lot of stress over the past week. Downtown was decorated all over with Christmas lights, Santa hats, and elf shoes. My Danish partners in our group told about this tradition that Carlsberg puts on (Carlsberg is the Danish brewed beer). Every year the trucks come from the factory and distribute the beer to each bar individually with their supply. Each bar then puts up a free beer period where they give out free beer for a time range or amount wise. So the whole town follows the beer trucks throughout the night. It was really fun and listened to Christmas music all night long. Almost thought I heard reindeers.
I know Halloween already passed but they don’t celebrate it in Denmark too well, so the international office put on a party for us in Klubbin. We all dressed up but sadly my camera batteries died right when the night started so I had to obtain most of them from friends. I dressed up in the cactus costume that I traded for back in orientation week. I won a prize of 50 kronas to a cd shop and a cool trophy for the best male costume. There were a lot of great costumes out there especially considering we (exchange students) had little to work with in way of supplies for costumes
We know that Europeans have no idea really what Thanksgiving is except for the movies and the whole encounter is very foreign to them. So we wanted to share our tradition. We chose Sunday because it was halfway between Canadian thanksgiving and us thanksgiving. 30 guests ranging all over Europe and us, Canada, and Australia. Great FOOD! Everyone brought a dish and there was plenty of food to go around. I cooked the turkey and made tacos as the main course. Pricy but entirely worth it. Thank you mom for sending the recipes. Spent the whole day cooking and snacking on stuffing, turkey, and bread. Time dinner came I was stuffed. We brought nice clothes for the possibility of an interview or whatever, and we decided to dawn our attire and make it a cocktail party. Everyone loved it. The greatest satisfaction was when some French exchange students came up to me after dinner and told me we changed their impression of Americans and holidays. That was such a nice comment and I was glad I could help. After dinner we enjoyed Live American Football. It truly felt like I was back home.