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Fanniker-Days on Fanø


Hi there.

It´s been a while since I wrote now. Again. I have simply needed time to find out how my new fruity laptop works, it is the other camp of I.T. equipment I have bought, and many things are not the way I was used to.

I should write about the Diversity-Day first. But. I have promoted it so much on Facebook, that I´m kind of tired of telling the story! I wish I could share facebook posts directly over to here. If someone knows if it´s poss, and how to do it, let me know!

Today I´ve loaded up another handful videos, from the local Fanø tradition – event this weekend called the Fanniker-Days, which celebrates the old traditions of the island where I live.

I will share the videos here with you now…

First; Here is the parade yesterday. From the town hall to the festival tent ground down at the harbour. So many people joined the parade! We are only 3000 inhabitants! And so many in the traditional old costumes. Which one can borrow if one wants to wear one. They even help put it on. So sweet. Beautiful dresses. The ship captains of Fanø brought the fabrics home from their journeys to the far east…

Right. Watch this for an impression of the parade:

Here are some photos of my kids in Strien, the community centre where they helped dress girls and women in need of help.


They were waiting for their turn. My three ones, and our lovely neighbour girl Alma, whose mom was the one with the great idea that my kids should wear traditional costumes this year. For the first time.

The costumes were all layed out ready for their wearers…


Neatly put together in packages…


First the white head scarf, my daughter Lava here:


And my other daughter, Viola, got hers done:


Look at these smashing-looking Fanø-children!


In the parade the youngest ones were put in a horse-carriage:


My son Linus-Ferdinand on his big sister´s lap there in the foreground…:


At the festival site there were tons of stuff for the kids to enjoy. From lollypops, popcorn and slush ice…


…to things they could win… he loved his “balloon hammer” for the half hour it lasted before it broke… It was a golden half hour, though. He was really very happy.


…there was a drawing competition…


…there were nice prices to be won for the best drawing…
(and other competitions as well)


Today, there was another parade. My girls were eager to wear the traditional costumes again! 🙂


Today the parade ended on the beach by the ferry. Fanø celebrates 275 years anniversary this year, so there was a speech by a previous minister of culture…


(If you want to see the speech, find it on my youtube-channel. It´s in Danish so…I don´t expect it to be too relevant in this English speaking forum here).

This last photo I´ve picked out, is of Viola playing with her loose, rickety tooth that she discovered today. Her first one!


Let me share the videos as well, that I shot mainly for the benefit of the festival´s facebook event:

Here´s folk dancing in the festival tent Saturday afternoon:

Fanø has an amazingly strong folk music tradition, which is kept very much alive and kicking. (There is a whole category on my blog here, dedicated to stories about Fanø).

And here is a piece showing them explaining about the different traditional costumes, what the different colors etc. symbolize. There were lots of other interesting things to film as well, fore example they show a traditional Fanø wedding. But my phone ran out of battery. So here´s just the piece about the costumes:

Yeah… I´m gonna go to sleep now. Or, with a bit of luck, I can manage to hear a guided meditation from Youtube first.
Pure luxury.


Good night! When you get to that point.