fredag, november 04, 2005
Halloween is over. Soon it will be Thanksgiving (in the states), and then Christmas. But before we think about those things, please join me in celebrating one of the two biggest days in the Danish calendar, J-dag (J-Day in English). The 'J' is because this is the official day when Julebryg, or Christmas brew, will be available. At 8:59 this evening, to be exact. Yes, in a little under 2 hours from now, Danes will be able to forego drinking regular Carlsberg and Tuborg, and opt instead for the Christmas versions, which I've been told are heavier than the normal fare. They also have a higher alcohol content, explaining a lot about the Danish Christmas lunch (which I'll surely cover in a post of its own). Billboards and posters announcing the date have been up for a while now, so that no one need miss the opportunity for a first-day bottle out of ignorance. The only day that can even sort of match this is P-dag, which is when the Easter (påske) beer comes on the market.
It's hard for me to get too worked up over this day as I truly detest beer. Or, as I say to Danes (who tend to think that not liking beer is a sign of serious insanity), by not drinking beer, I am performing a social service, ensuring that there is more beer for others. So, it is up to you in the blogging world to help me give this day its true value. If you are a beer drinker, please have a beer, for me, and think of Christmas and 5 million drunken Danes. Thank you. I really appreciate it!
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