Denmark is a small and beautiful Northern European country with a wealth of intriguing history and national pride. The Scandinavian nation is the oldest kingdom in Europe, known for its popular capital Copenhagen, where the “Little Mermaid” statue, Tivoli pleasure gardens, and the rococo Frederiksstaden district with its royal palaces can be found. There’s more to the country than meets the eye and as a potential visitor, and knowledge is power. So here are a few strange rules, odd laws and and quirky cultural traditions every visitor to Denmark should know about.
1. Spicy Traditions
Let’s start with some rather odd Danish traditions surrounding milestone birthdays. If you turn 25 and are still unmarried (which is increasingly common in this country where marriage is seen as optional), the tradition is to throw fistfuls of cinnamon all over the person. We’re not talking a little sprinkle of sugar and spice. Some people are caked in it. And if you’re not wed by 30, they douse them with pepper!