Fastelavn – a Danish celebration

As a child I used to look forward to Fastelavn because it was a day filled with fun and goodies, similar to Halloween. But unlike Halloween, Fastelavn always falls on a Sunday, between February 1st and March 7th, and always 7 weeks before Easter.

My friends and I, like most children in Denmark, would dress up in costumes, walk door to door in our neighborhood and sing a song when people opened their doors asking for treats or else…..

This year Fastelavn will look differently, just like our Halloween last year was different in the way we had to celebrate. But no matter what, people will still enjoy the special pastries that are traditionally served around the time of Fastelavn. Fastelavnsboller, as they are called, are sweet rolls with fillings such a jam, vanilla cream or whipped cream.

Fastelavn falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day this year and I think Fastelavnsboller are the perfect, indulgent treat to mark the day of love! ❤️ I offer two kinds – one filled with vanilla cream and raspberry jam, another filled with vanilla cream and chocolate. If you’d like to place an order, click here.

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