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12/23/2022

Happy Holidays, or as we say in Danish ‘Glædelig Jul’. 🎄

Not sure how to pronounce the saying? Watch the short tutorial by our Embassy colleagues below.

At we wish you a merry Christmas and we hope you have a wonderful holiday with lots of ‘hygge’ with the ones you love!✨

Oscar Nominations 🎥Three Danish films have been shortlisted for Oscars!Ali Abbasi's 'Holy Spider' has been shortlisted f...
12/22/2022

Oscar Nominations 🎥

Three Danish films have been shortlisted for Oscars!

Ali Abbasi's 'Holy Spider' has been shortlisted for the International Feature Film at the 2023 Oscars!

The Danish film is set in Iran, and is inspired by the true story of a female journalist who investigates the case of a serial killer who ‘cleaned’ the streets of Mashhad.

Two other Danish films are also shortlisted, Simon Lerengs Wilmonts 'A House Made of Splinters' in the documentary category and Anders Walters 'Ivalu' in the short-film category.

Congratulations to all involved in creating these fantastic films and to all the other nominees - we are more excited than ever for the next Oscar season.

📸: Danish Film Institute

Risalamande has been a beloved Christmas dessert in Denmark for decades.🎄 It is known from around 1900, when the upper c...
12/21/2022

Risalamande has been a beloved Christmas dessert in Denmark for decades.🎄

It is known from around 1900, when the upper class began serving Risalamande with cherry sauce for Christmas instead of rice porridge. 🍒

Previously, rice porridge of imported rice and cinnamon was an exclusive eat and for many years, it was the most common Danish Christmas dish.

Today, many Danes still eat rice porridge during December, but the Risalamande is reserved on Christmas Eve as a dessert.

Did you know? The chef hides one whole almond in the Risalamande and whoever gets it it wins a present. 🎁

You can find the delicious recipie in the holliday cookbook, we have created with our fellow EU countries in the US. 🇪🇺

Read more here 👉🏼 https://euholidaycookbook.org

We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GI...
12/20/2022

We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS).

Supporting the Women, Peace & Security Agenda is a key part of Denmark’s development strategy, and we have long been working to support women’s empowerment and participation.

In 2005, Denmark became the first country in the world to develop a National Action Plan, which has since been updated three times, most recently in 2020.

Working with GIWPS will help to contribute to this strategy’s overall goal of ensuring the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in peace efforts, and to promote equality between men and women across all parts of the peace process.

We are looking forward to working with Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Georgetown to promote inclusive approaches to peace and security in fragile, conflict-affected and developing contexts.

Today it is the fourth Sunday in Advent and we are getting close to Christmas! 🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️But are you mostly into Danish or...
12/18/2022

Today it is the fourth Sunday in Advent and we are getting close to Christmas! 🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️

But are you mostly into Danish or American Christmas traditions? We have many of the same traditions around the holidays but some are quite different.

Take the test and see if you should consider spending your next Christmas in Denmark?

Denmark and the United States have a strong economic partnership, built on trade and collaboration. The U.S. is the larg...
12/16/2022

Denmark and the United States have a strong economic partnership, built on trade and collaboration. The U.S. is the largest export market for Danish companies, and one that continues to grow. Denmark is also an important source of foreign direct investment (FDI) for the U.S., currently ranking number 7 in the world, and responsible for $27.7 billion (USD) worth of FDI. These numbers reflect the significant opportunities for Danish companies in the U.S.

Close to 150,000 jobs in the U.S. exist because of the Danish/American trade relationship, and the impact of Danish investments can be seen throughout the United States and across a variety of sectors. Because of its sheer size, the opportunities for Danish companies in the U.S. are significant, especially in the context of Biden’s increased focus on the green transition. With that said, the Danish footprint can be seen across a variety of sectors, including health and life sciences, defense, computers and electronics, and sustainable energy.

Over 900 Danish companies are helping to drive economic opportunity across all 50 states. To read about the specific footprint in each state, check out our publication: Denmark in The U.S.
The three states that currently have the largest presence of Danish investments are California, Texas, and Illinois. Trade relations between Denmark and the U.S. support 13,797, 14,453, and 9,148 jobs respectively in each of these states, and account for more than $1.3 billion dollars total worth of goods exported to Denmark.
Strong trade relations create economic opportunities and improve quality of life, and the Danish-American partnership is a prime example of how collaboration leads to mutual gain.
To see a state-by-state breakdown of DK investment in USA, read here: https://t.co/TROwqAThwW

Denmark has a new Government 🇩🇰Mette Frederiksen has been reelected as Prime Minister of Denmark. She will lead a new co...
12/15/2022

Denmark has a new Government 🇩🇰

Mette Frederiksen has been reelected as Prime Minister of Denmark. She will lead a new coalition government consisting of parties across the political centre. The new government consists of the Social Democrats, the Liberals, and the Moderates.

The three parties together constitute a majority government. Majority governments are a rarity in Danish politics, where minority governments have been more common. A majority government has not been seen in Denmark since 1993/94.

The formation of the government is historic in several ways. The negotiations on the formation of the new government have been the longest in modern times and a coalition government represented by parties from both sides of the parliament has not been seen since the late 1970s.

📸 Mads Claus Rasmussen

In Denmark, December 13 is Sankta Lucia day – a cozy Christmas tradition that lights up the dark winter months.The tradi...
12/13/2022

In Denmark, December 13 is Sankta Lucia day – a cozy Christmas tradition that lights up the dark winter months.

The tradition commemorates an old Christian custom celebrating Sankta Lucia, and today the festival of light is still celebrated in many schools, kindergartens, and nursing homes across Denmark.

Traditionally, the people in the parade dress up in white dresses, wear a wreath of spruce on the head, and carry lighted candles.
They typically walk outside when the sun has set or in a room with no light, so the candles light up in the darkness while the partakers sing a traditional hymn.

In Copenhagen, you can even experience a different take on the parade, when kayaks sail through the canals with people wearing lights and Christmas decorations.

What do you do to light up the dark during the winter? ⭐

Danish troops have served in more than 38 UN-led missions since 1948 🇺🇳As a founding member of the , 🇩🇰 is a longstandin...
12/12/2022

Danish troops have served in more than 38 UN-led missions since 1948 🇺🇳
As a founding member of the , 🇩🇰 is a longstanding UN partner for peace and - committed to preventing conflict and building lasting peace through inclusive approaches.

12/11/2022

It is the third Sunday in Advent and that means it is time to light up the third candle in our Advent series. 🕯️🕯️🕯️

To get into the “hygge” atmosphere, Danes traditionally decorate our homes (and even our offices) with homemade Christmas decorations in December.

The Embassy here in Washington is no exception, and this year we have very special decorations in our beautiful residence created by very exceptional Dane. 👑

Find out who she is and get inspired by the Danish concept of ‘Juleklip’, presented by our colleague Frederikke in this video.

Tivoli

Human Rights are for ALL. Human Rights defenders around the world meet oppression, persecution and harassment for their ...
12/10/2022

Human Rights are for ALL.

Human Rights defenders around the world meet oppression, persecution and harassment for their peaceful and legitimate human rights work.

Denmark gives rapid support to human rights defenders at risk through Frontline Defenders and Claim Your Space to help them continue their struggle online and offline when harassed and under threat.

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day! Anti-corruption efforts play a pivotal role in defending democratic values, ...
12/09/2022

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day!

Anti-corruption efforts play a pivotal role in defending democratic values, building trust and promoting transparent and accountable governance. Denmark continues to rank #1 among the world’s least corrupt countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index .

This week, the Embassy participated in the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference taking place in Washington D.C. co-hosted by Transparency International and US State Department!

As part of the program, Ambassador Christina Markus Lassen attended the High Level Segment, an initiative introduced when Denmark hosted the conference in Copenhagen in 2018.

It was a special pleasure to once again attend the discussion on how to move our efforts forwards and take collective action in the crucial fight against corruption globally.

Yesterday was amazing! So great to see so many people from the D.C. area for the EU holiday Food tour at Wunder Garten. ...
12/07/2022

Yesterday was amazing! So great to see so many people from the D.C. area for the EU holiday Food tour at Wunder Garten. It was a night with a cozy atmosphere, great performances and of course lots of delicious Christmas food. 🎄

Our Danish risalamande flew off the table. If you want to make your own risalamande follow the link: https://euholidaycookbook.org/2022/11/15/denmark-2/

Last call to join our team as Public Diplomacy Advisor! Do you want to lead the Embassy’s communications efforts and und...
12/06/2022

Last call to join our team as Public Diplomacy Advisor!

Do you want to lead the Embassy’s communications efforts and undertake the branding and promotion of Denmark, Danish values and Danish solutions, which underpin a very broad and deep bilateral Danish-American relationship?

Then hurry up and apply for the position as Public Diplomacy Advisor.

Swipe through to learn more about the position and read more here: https://usa.um.dk/en/about-us/jobs-at-the-danish-representations/public-diplomacy-advisor-washington

Application deadline: December 9, 2022.

Yesterday, Ambassador Lassen attended the 2022 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. ...
12/06/2022

Yesterday, Ambassador Lassen attended the 2022 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. This year, the award salutes Ukrainian women and female leaders.

Recognizing the critical role of women in creating a more peaceful and secure world, and standing with those in conflict and crisis is critical – therefore, we at the Embassy also honoured Ukrainian women on occasion of the International Women’s day earlier this year.

Denmark and the US continue to stand united in our support of the Ukranian people’s fight for freedom and democracy.
The past year has truly proven what history has taught us: unity and endurance are key in the defence of core values.

12/04/2022

Second Sunday in Advent 🕯️🕯️

It’s time for the second installation in our Advent series! Today we are getting into the ‘hygge’ spirit and making the classic Danish treat, ‘æbleskiver’!

Æbleskiver (apple slices) originally contained slices of apple, but today they are simply small pancake puffs made with buttermilk.

Many Danes eat them throughout the holiday season, generally with powered sugar and jam.

Join our Student Assistant Kristine in making this delicious treat, and see what some of her American friends think of this classic Danish holiday snack!

If you would like to try making them alongside Kristine, you will need the following ingredients:

• 2 cups all purpose flour
• Peel of 1 lemon
• 1 tbsp. sugar
• 1 tsp. cardamom
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• ½ tsp. baking powder
• ½ tsp. salt
• 3 eggs (separated)
• 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
• ¼ cup melted butter

Last night, we opened the doors to the beautiful Danish residence for one of our favourite yearly events: the Holiday Re...
12/02/2022

Last night, we opened the doors to the beautiful Danish residence for one of our favourite yearly events: the Holiday Reception!🎄😊

With the Danish version of mulled wine, ‘gløgg’, traditional Christmas decorations, live music, and ‘hygge’ in the air, we truly kicked off the holiday season celebrating the strong Danish-American ties with partners and friends of Denmark.

Thank you to the American-Danish Business Council for co-hosting, and to everyone who joined us on this festive evening.

Denmark and the United States have a strong economic partnership, built on trade and collaboration. Denmark actively eng...
12/01/2022

Denmark and the United States have a strong economic partnership, built on trade and collaboration. Denmark actively engages in partnerships across various sectors in the U.S., especially those which are undergoing rapid changes in the name of sustainability.

Companies have the green solutions, innovations, and knowledge that can help to drive the American transition to clean energy, while creating economic prosperity for both partners. Danish companies employ nearly 80,000 people in the United States across a variety of sectors, and have been particularly successful within sectors undergoing rapid shifts towards sustainability.

To learn more in depth about the sectors where Danish companies are already working to drive the green transition in America, check out the following publication: https://bit.ly/3B16AyL

Join us for the EU holiday Cookbook market on December 6th at the Wunder Garten in Noma, Washington D.C!The holiday seas...
11/30/2022

Join us for the EU holiday Cookbook market on December 6th at the Wunder Garten in Noma, Washington D.C!

The holiday season is here, which can only mean one thing: holiday treats! For the third year, the EU Delegation is publishing its EU Holiday Cookbook to showcase the culinary diversity of Europe. This year the delegation will also host a Christmas event and you get the chance to try the Danish Christmas dessert “Risalamande”, which Danes eat every year for Christmas.
Several EU embassies will be there, offering samples of the native dishes featured in the annual , plus a rotating program of performances, decorations, fire pits, and more.

Get a ticket via the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eu-holiday-food-tour-tickets-467815808677

Do you have a passion for public diplomacy? Are you excited about the branding and promotion of Denmark, Danish values a...
11/29/2022

Do you have a passion for public diplomacy? Are you excited about the branding and promotion of Denmark, Danish values and interests, and Danish commercial solutions in an international setting? Are you interested in being part of a strong team working for ? Then you might be our new colleague!

We are looking for a Public Diplomacy Advisor to join our team at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. 🇩🇰🇺🇸

Read more about the position and apply before December 9, 2022.

https://usa.um.dk/en/about-us/jobs-at-the-danish-representations/public-diplomacy-advisor-washington

First Sunday in Advent 🕯Today is the first Sunday in Advent, marking the time when the holiday season officially begins ...
11/27/2022

First Sunday in Advent 🕯

Today is the first Sunday in Advent, marking the time when the holiday season officially begins for many Danes. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, families and friends will gather on Sundays for some ‘hygge’, and to light the candles on their ‘adventskranse’, or advent wreaths.

Many people like to make these wreaths at home, using either decorations they have on hand, or various thing’s they’ve collected out in the nature, including pieces of pine trees, pinecones, and pretty leaves. The tradition of making these wreaths originates in Germany, and was brought to Denmark around the time of World War I.

Here at Denmark in USA, we will be marking the Sundays in Advent with a special series, introducing various aspects of Danish holiday traditions, so keep an eye out on our channels!

The Embassy in Washington D.C. is closed during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Embassy staff wishes all of our friends an...
11/24/2022

The Embassy in Washington D.C. is closed during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Embassy staff wishes all of our friends and family in the United States a happy thanksgiving! 🦃🍁

Should you be in need of immediate assistance while the Embassy is closed, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen 24/7 at +45 33 92 11 12 or [email protected]

11/23/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! 😄

At the Danish Embassy, we love this classic American holiday! Delicious food and spending time with loved ones is exactly what we would call ‘hyggeligt’. 🍂

We have asked some of our colleagues to share their favourite parts of Thanksgiving – what is yours?

Enjoy a Danish cinema experience without the jetlag! This December you get the chance to watch two Danish films at The A...
11/22/2022

Enjoy a Danish cinema experience without the jetlag!

This December you get the chance to watch two Danish films at The AFI European Union Film Showcase in Washington DC.

The film ‘Holy Spider’, directed by Ali Abbasi, has been selected as Denmark’s Oscar entry. Based on a true story, it follows the journalist Rahimi as she travels to the holy city of Mashhad to investigate an Iranian serial killer. Zar Amir-Ebrahimi won ‘Best Actress’ for her performance, and Ali Abbasi was nominated for Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

The other film, ‘Godland’, directed by Hlynur Pálmason, is about a young Danish priest sent to establish a church in a remote community in Iceland in the 19th-century. ‘Godland’ was the winner of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize at the 2022 San Sebastián International Film Festival, and official Selection at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Toronto and London Film Festivals among others.

The first showing will take place December 2nd. Get tickets at https://afisilver.afi.com/silver/eushowcase/

Last night we had the pleasure of attending a joint concert by the U.S. Air Force Band and the Prince of Denmark Air For...
11/18/2022

Last night we had the pleasure of attending a joint concert by the U.S. Air Force Band and the Prince of Denmark Air Force Band 🎵

This was the Danish ensemble’s first ever concert on American soil, and it was one to remember. Our Deputy Chief of Mission, Stig Piras, was in the audience for this festive evening where the sound of brass and percussion instruments filled the air.

‘It is always special to me to experience talented Danish musicians abroad. Tonight was no exception. The two ensembles came together in such a beautiful way, it was a thrill to be there,” Piras said after the concert.

While we are striving to reduce our CO2 footprint in Denmark, the poorest and most fragile countries in the world are al...
11/17/2022

While we are striving to reduce our CO2 footprint in Denmark, the poorest and most fragile countries in the world are already living with the consequences of climate change. This emphasizes the need for global climate negotiations at and for global 🌍

Yesterday, we hosted a group of students from the DMV area at the Embassy, for a conversation on career development and ...
11/16/2022

Yesterday, we hosted a group of students from the DMV area at the Embassy, for a conversation on career development and a tour of our beautiful Residence. During the visit our Financial Counselor, Anne Rommer, who is currently on leave from Denmark's Nationalbank, and Caroline Koeningsfeldt from the SAP Content Lab, shared stories from their career and lives abroad.

This event was part of a larger campaign by Lead the Future, to connect young people with inspiring women, particularly with careers in STEM. We were delighted to play a part in such a worthwhile mission.

11/15/2022

The climate crisis is urgent and we all need to chip in with new and innovative solutions. In Denmark, we are going to keep working for a greener and more sustainable future. Important conversations at this week! 🌍

Today, our Defense Attache, RADM Frank Trojahn, had the honor to decorate 🇺🇸 LTC Jonathan M. Adams with the Knight of 1s...
11/15/2022

Today, our Defense Attache, RADM Frank Trojahn, had the honor to decorate 🇺🇸 LTC Jonathan M. Adams with the Knight of 1st Class of the Order of Dannebrog at the Embassy. LTC Adams received this Royal Order for his outstanding work as US Army attache in Copenhagen at U.S. Embassy in the Kingdom of Denmark from 2019 to 2022.

When asked about his favourite memory from Denmark LTC Adams stated:

“My favorite memory from Denmark was when we went to Folkemøde at Bornholm. That is probably the purest form of democracy.”

Congratulations on the decoration from 🇩🇰

11/11/2022

On behalf of the Danish Defense and the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, our Danish Defense Attache, RADM Frank Trojahn, sends his greetings to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving the U.S. 🇺🇸

Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Forsvaret | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Danish and U.S. Brass and Percussion Music Extravaganza 🎵Join The Prince of Denmark Air Force Band when they play their ...
11/10/2022

Danish and U.S. Brass and Percussion Music Extravaganza 🎵

Join The Prince of Denmark Air Force Band when they play their first ever concert on American soil! The 16-member ensemble will be playing alongside the U.S. Air Force Band on Thursday, November 17. You are in for a festive evening!

The concert begins at 7PM, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Tickets are free, simply register via the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-us-air-force-band-9469956896

Do the words ‘Midterm Election’, ‘Bi-Partisan Cooperation’, and ‘State of the Union’ make your heart beat a little faste...
11/08/2022

Do the words ‘Midterm Election’, ‘Bi-Partisan Cooperation’, and ‘State of the Union’ make your heart beat a little faster? Then you may be our new colleague! 🇩🇰 🇺🇸

Denmark in USA is hiring an Advisor for Domestic Policy at our Embassy in Washington D.C..

A key part of this role will be to engage with U.S. Administration and Congress, to work for Danish priorities in the American context, and to work on a variety of policy issues such as environment and migration.

Swipe through the pictures to learn more about the position and follow the link below to apply👇

https://usa.um.dk/en/about-us/jobs-at-the-danish-representations/domestic-policy-advisor-november-2022

Application deadline: November 21, 2022

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