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How barbarian cat-killers became benevolent cat-kings

Dress up, tilt a barrel filled with candy, and gorge yourself on cream-filled buns. This is what characterizes the celebration of Shrovetide in Denmark – this year on the 11th of February. The tradition, however, started out to be much more morbid and it involved the smashing of barrels with living cats in them.

The satanic swear words

Learning Danish can be quite a traumatic experience. If you are about to give up or just want to learn something a little more unique than β€˜Hej’, go for the swear words. They are satanic.