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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Denmark:
  • Tamela wrote asking for help with a Danish poem her father recited.  Here’s her email: Hi, I am wondering if you can help me at all.  I am searching for the full words to an old Scandinavian children’s poem that my Danish father used to tell us. It is about three children, girls, on one farm meeting... Read more »
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    Here’s a video Lego put out for its 80th birthday about how the company got started and how Legos came to be made.  It’s about 17 minutes long... The LEGO company is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932 in Denmark. Photo: Wikipedia Read more »
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    Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili,... Read more »
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    Santa Lucia's Day is celebrated on December 13th in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. It commemorates the life of Santa Lucia, who is also known as Saint Lucy.  It’s the beginning of the Christmas season in those countries and is a celebration of light - at the time of year when the world is darker. ... Read more »
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    Advent Candles are used to mark the days from December 1st until Christmas Eve on December 24th.  The candles have the numbers 1 to 24 on them, starting at the top with 1 and ending near the bottom of the candle with 24.  Each day you light the candle and let it burn down to... Read more »
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    Hans Christian Andersen wrote many well-known Fairy Tales for children.  He was born in the city of Odense, Denmark in 1805.  In the photo you can see a statue of him in a park in Odense. We have a Danish song written by H.C. Andersen on Mama Lisa’s World called Hist, hvor vejen slår en bugt... Read more »
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      People around the world leave different "treats" for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.  In the US and Canada, we put out milk and cookies for Santa.  I have to say when he comes to our house, he leaves a big mess of crumbs on the table… but he always writes us a note of thanks. In... Read more »
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    Librivox just released another bunch of recordings of fairy tales in various languages, including Hungarian, Russian, German, English, Italian and Portuguese (with links to the text of each tale). This is the 3rd collection they’ve posted. Fairy Tale Collection #1 also includes recordings in Latvian, Danish, Romanian, Yiddish and French. You can also... Read more »
  • I got these questions over two days, so I figured I may as well post them together… 1) The first question is from Dr. Mike Mruzik who’s trying to help his Mom: Hello, Any assistance (with the question below) would be appreciated… Thanks -Dr. Mike Mruzik Here’s the letter from Mike’s mother: This is what I remember of the song that... Read more »
  • Lori wrote: Dear Mama Lisa, I am so excited to find this website because I have been searching for many years to find out about two Danish or Swedish nursery rhymes (you can listen to them by clicking the link). My mother's beloved grandfather, Lars Christensen, used to bounce her on his knee and recite these... Read more »

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