Tag Archives: Traditions

The Danish “gækkebrev”

Easter is upon us and that is a big deal in Denmark. We not only have Friday and Monday off but also Thursday. And the Danes have a wonderful tradition to go with it, namely the “gækkebrev”. This is an … Continue reading

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The light of St Lucia (Finland)

Over Christmas I received a Postcrossing postcard from the Swedish speaking minority living along the coasts in Finland. Although the card itself showed the Viking line, which cruises between Turku or Helsinki in Finland and Stockholm in Sweden, the sender … Continue reading

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Folk costumes from Poland

Via Postcrossing I received a 40-year old postcard from Leszno, Poland, which shows different folk costumes. Folk costumes are often associated with a geographical area or a period of time in history. It is a way in which an identity can be … Continue reading

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Canada – Dragon Boat Races

From Canada I received a Postcrossing postcard about dragon boat races. It read: “Greetings from Toronto, Canada, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There is always some festival (music, cultural, food, movies) going on and restaurants from … Continue reading

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