Fastelavn -  Bollar recipe – sweet buns – filled with ridiculous amount of cream

Fastelavn - Bollar recipe – sweet buns – filled with ridiculous amount of cream

med kærlig hilsen: This Week's Crafting: Fastelavnsris

med kærlig hilsen: This Week's Crafting: Fastelavnsris

Petunika: Fastelavn decorations (in Danish, but you can follow these easy directions without translating!)

Petunika: Fastelavn decorations (in Danish, but you can follow these easy directions without translating!)

Fastelavnstønde. A huge part of the Fastelavn celebration

Fastelavnstønde. A huge part of the Fastelavn celebration

Fastelavn, Denmark

Fastelavn, Denmark

Making homemade Fastelavnsris (Fastelavn gifts)

Making homemade Fastelavnsris (Fastelavn gifts)

Lovely fastelavn girls - they look like they could be in The Hope Chest http://danishhomeofchicago.org/the-hope-chest/

Lovely fastelavn girls - they look like they could be in The Hope Chest http://danishhomeofchicago.org/the-hope-chest/

Fastelavn (Shrovetide), celebrated between Feb1-March7 is a children’s festival, They dress up & go door to door with their collection tins asking to be given "buns." The buns are a legacy from the days when many people partly lived on the breadline & rarely got pastry. Today the buns have been replaced by money. Children also ‘tilt at the cat in the barrel,'hitting a suspended barrel filled with sweets & other goodies with clubs.

Fastelavn (Shrovetide), celebrated between Feb1-March7 is a children’s festival, They dress up & go door to door with their collection tins asking to be given "buns." The buns are a legacy from the days when many people partly lived on the breadline & rarely got pastry. Today the buns have been replaced by money. Children also ‘tilt at the cat in the barrel,'hitting a suspended barrel filled with sweets & other goodies with clubs.

Fastelavn costume from 1925 (Aalborg, Denmark)

Fastelavn costume from 1925 (Aalborg, Denmark)

Happy Fastelavn! Pictures over time

Happy Fastelavn! Pictures over time

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