• Danish Easter - The 'Gækkebrev'

    Danish Easter - The 'Gækkebrev'

    The Danish Easter tradition with foolish guessing letters - gækkebreve - is still kept all over Denmark during Easter, for children as well as adults. You send beautiful homemade foolish guessing letters, with no sender name, and test your friends and family members: can they guess your name from the poem in the letter? If not, you will get an Easter egg... Why? Where does the tradition come from?  The 'gækkebrev' tradition is originally a German tradition with so called 'knot letters'. They were send in Denmark from 1600 and to 1800. The tradition was that the receiver of the letter should...

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