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Danish Embassy in Beijing Celebrated its First-ever Christmas Fair


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More than 600 Chinese and Danish visitors had found their way to the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing for an evening filled with swing-jazz and authentic Danish Christmas hygge.

The night was filled with activities and entertainments that offered Chinese public a first-hand experience of traditional Danish Christmas fair.


On stage, Danish band Marie Mørch Jazz Quartet performed live jazzy Christmas music, showing how Danes embrace the winter cold with Danish and English Christmas tunes.

Xu Wei

Chinese actor Xu Wei also read out aloud H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales, much to the joy of children who flocked to the stage.

To keep warm, visitors lined up for a taste of authentic Danish gløgg mulled wine provided by the Danish baker in Beijing.


Most popular was the Danish hotdogs stand – the traditional Danish Pølsevogn. 


Danish cookies were also popular and so was posing with Santa Claus who handed out small gifts for everyone.

Meik Wiking with Ambassador

One of the highlights of the evening was the participation of Danish writer, TEDx speaker and CEO of the world’s only Happiness Research Institute, Meik Wiking. The author visited China for the very first time and met with his Chinese readers. The author is known for his two books, “The Little Book of Hygge” and “The Little Book of Lykke”, which have been translated into 38 languages including Chinese—and made the Danish word "hygge" known in this part of the world as well.


In his welcome speech, Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard put forward the Christmas wish, that the fair could pave way and become a tradition for years to come.

Merry Christmas everyone!

18.12.2018  03:26