Monday, October 8, 2012

Tell Me About Denmark, Darrick

Two friends once asked me a question each about the fine country known as Denmark. Though I, at first, knew not how to answer them, I applied myself to an exploration of the world wide web for answers. Fortunately, my escapades were fruitful. I will now share with you both the questions asked me and the answers that accompany them.

1. What system of government does Denmark have?
Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a representative, democratic Parliamentary system.

2. What is Denmark's national bird?
The Mute Swan (as made famous by the tale "The Ugly Duckling")

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Little Sumthin' About Denmark

These are a few interesting tidbits of information about my ancestors' great country: Denmark! Denmark's primary language is Danish (duh); the most practiced religion in Denmark is Lutheranism; and in 2008, Denmark's largest ethnic group originated from the Middle East and North Africa. Two popular Danish food dishes are "Vienna bread" and Smørrebrød. Vienna bread is a pastry that's name is derived from the Austrian bakers who introduced it when Danish workers went on strike in 1850. Smørrebrød is Danish for "bread and butter" and it is very much like an open sandwich. People typically top rye bread with cold meat/fish, cheese, or spreads.