Embassy of Denmark in the United States

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Today on Veterans Day, we honour the commitment and sacrifice of all those men and women who have served in uniform. “Th...
11/11/2020

Today on Veterans Day, we honour the commitment and sacrifice of all those men and women who have served in uniform. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war […] shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – George Washington. #DenmarkinUSA #VeteransDay

Are you passionate about U.S. politics and want to work in the field of diplomacy in Washington DC? 🇩🇰🇺🇸 Now is your cha...
11/10/2020

Are you passionate about U.S. politics and want to work in the field of diplomacy in Washington DC? 🇩🇰🇺🇸

Now is your chance to become part of #DenmarkinUSA, as our new Advisor on U.S. domestic politics and relations with the U.S. Congress!

Read more about the position and apply before December 1, 2020 👉 https://bit.ly/3piVai2.
#DenmarkinUSA #WorkingforDenmark

"No stranger to green diplomacy, Denmark’s climate ambassador has hit the ground running." 🌱 🇩🇰Get to know Denmark’s fir...
11/09/2020

"No stranger to green diplomacy, Denmark’s climate ambassador has hit the ground running." 🌱 🇩🇰

Get to know Denmark’s first Climate Ambassador, Tomas Anker Christensen, and his thoughts on #ClimateDiplomacy via The Copenhagen Post.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2TNgjlZ.
#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability #ClimateAction

Have you ever seen Klown or Adam’s Apples? Now is your chance! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema together with the Danish Film Ins...
10/30/2020

Have you ever seen Klown or Adam’s Apples? Now is your chance! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema together with the Danish Film Institute are bringing six new films to Alamo on Demand and this time it’s Danish comedy 🎥😊

Laugh with us here: https://bit.ly/3eyMWwH.

Photo 1-2: Det Danske Filminstitut
Photo 3-4: Rolf Konow
#DenmarkinUSA #DenmarkInArts Udenrigsministeriet Det Danske Filminstitut

This weekend, Halloween is celebrated all across the US and in Denmark we also love to celebrate the spooky tradition 👻 ...
10/30/2020

This weekend, Halloween is celebrated all across the US and in Denmark we also love to celebrate the spooky tradition 👻

In fact, Tivoli is hosting the Danish Championship in Giant Pumpkins every year in honour of Halloween 🎃 And with a total weight of 2138 lbs, this pumpkin did not only set a new Danish record but also a new Nordic record!

Happy Halloween! 🧡

Photo credit: Tivoli

With more than 800 million people around the world lacking access to clean drinking water, the world is in need of innov...
10/27/2020

With more than 800 million people around the world lacking access to clean drinking water, the world is in need of innovative sustainable solutions.

Now, a chemist from Københavns Universitet - University of Copenhagen has invented a new and climate friendly way to turn seawater into drinking water by the use of CO2 instead of electricity!

“You add some CO2 to the water, after which a chemical process begins. But instead of using the CO2 for bubbly carbonation, we use it to separate salt from water,” says Jiwoong Lee, of the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Chemistry.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3mo6tTT

#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability

10/23/2020
Danish ‘Æbleskiver’ - Pancake Puffs

Do you want to learn how to cook Danish ‘Æbleskiver’ (Pancake Puffs) - one of the oldest kinds of pastry known in Denmark? 🧁👩‍🍳

Danes usually eat them at Christmas time when they are looking for some ‘hygge’. Get the recipe and join our virtual #KidsEUFest here 👉 bit.ly/3kfyZGJ‬.

#DenmarkinUSA #DanishCulture European Union in the United States Hill Center

Denmark opens its largest onshore wind farm 🌱🇩🇰Wind and solar energy already make up 50% of Denmark's total electricity ...
10/21/2020
Green milestone: Denmark opens its largest onshore wind farm

Denmark opens its largest onshore wind farm 🌱🇩🇰

Wind and solar energy already make up 50% of Denmark's total electricity production. And now Denmark is even closer to creating a fossil-free society!
#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability

Read more about Green milestone: Denmark opens its largest onshore wind farm.

Join us for #KidsEUFest! 🎉 ‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’ & ‘The Little Mermaid’ are just some of the beloved fai...
10/19/2020

Join us for #KidsEUFest! 🎉

‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’ & ‘The Little Mermaid’ are just some of the beloved fairy tales written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. And this year, kids from around the world can enjoy virtual readings by Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center. Dive into H.C. Andersen’s fantastic fantasy world with us! 👉 bit.ly/3kfyZGJ.

Photo credit: Anne-Mette Andersen.
#DenmarkinUSA #DanishCulture European Union in the United States Sitar Arts Center

#Copenhagen has a goal: to become carbon neutral by 2025 🌱 The Danish capital is part of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance ...
10/16/2020

#Copenhagen has a goal: to become carbon neutral by 2025 🌱 The Danish capital is part of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance – a collaboration of global cities, including Washington D.C., New York City, Seattle, Minneapolis and San Francisco, which all strive to achieve carbon neutrality.

Read more about the steps Copenhagen is taking via Interesting Engineering: bit.ly/3423cmW.

#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability #ClimateAction

Did you know that UNESCO has designated over a thousand unique places in the world as World Heritage Sites, with both De...
10/14/2020

Did you know that UNESCO has designated over a thousand unique places in the world as World Heritage Sites, with both Denmark and the US on the list with several different places? 🏞

One of the sites in Denmark is Kronborg Castle, which perhaps is most famously known as home to the popular Shakespeare play, Hamlet. Other sites include Stevns Klint, Roskilde Cathedral, the Jelling mounds and runic stones, and the Wadder Sea.

Want to know more about the World Heritage Sites? Click here 👉 bit.ly/3lOPbiq.
#DenmarkinUSA #unescoworldheritage #unescoworldheritagesite

Ready for a virtual trip through the cultural hearts of #Europe? 🇪🇺💙 The 2020 Kids Euro Festival is one week away! Each ...
10/09/2020

Ready for a virtual trip through the cultural hearts of #Europe? 🇪🇺💙 The 2020 Kids Euro Festival is one week away!

Each year, member states of the European Union, host a series of cultural events for kids. This year, we’re going entirely virtual, so we hope you will join us for free performances, workshops, movies, concerts, dance, storytelling and much more!

More information here: http://kidseurofestival.org/.

#DenmarkinUSA #KidsEUFest #DanishCulture European Union in the United States

Let’s plant some trees! The Danish government has launched a new Forest Foundation 🌳 The idea is that Danish citizens an...
10/07/2020

Let’s plant some trees! The Danish government has launched a new Forest Foundation 🌳 The idea is that Danish citizens and companies can donate to the foundation to offset their carbon footprint, and the foundation will in return plant trees and initiate climate projects for the benefit of a greener future 💚 #DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability

The urban district Nordhavn in Copenhagen is full of future energy solutions 🌱EnergyLab Nordhavn is the first urban labo...
10/05/2020

The urban district Nordhavn in Copenhagen is full of future energy solutions 🌱

EnergyLab Nordhavn is the first urban laboratory of its kind in Denmark and is a full-scale smart city energy lab, where a four-year long project has demonstrated how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an optimized energy system 🏙

Photo: By & Havn, Peter Sørensen
#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability

Did you know that Denmark has a secret protector? The Danish folkhero Holger Danske - also known as Ogier the Dane - is ...
10/03/2020

Did you know that Denmark has a secret protector? The Danish folkhero Holger Danske - also known as Ogier the Dane - is said to come alive and defend Denmark, if the country is in need of help.

Holger Danske is sleeping in the crypts of the Danish Kronborg Castle and dates all the way back to 1060!

#DenmarkinUSA #Kronborg

Today, Denmark launches its new global climate action strategy 🇩🇰🌎 Denmark has set the goal to reduce its emissions by 7...
09/30/2020

Today, Denmark launches its new global climate action strategy 🇩🇰🌎

Denmark has set the goal to reduce its emissions by 70% in 2030 and to reach climate neutrality by 2050 🌱

Read more about the strategy here: https://bit.ly/3cM0x3F.

#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability #ClimateAction #GreenDiplomacy #GreenDenmark

Today, we are celebrating the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste! 🍅 ♻️ Did you know that globally, 1/...
09/29/2020

Today, we are celebrating the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste! 🍅 ♻️ Did you know that globally, 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted?

To raise awareness, the Danish government has also designated September 29 as Denmark's national food waste day! “We have to act now and this battle requires all of us - Me and you, our neighbours and friends, and I hope this day will inspire us all to fight climate change and waste less food,” says Denmark’s Minister for Food Mogens Jensen.

Read more: https://bit.ly/30n4neq

#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability #FLWDay #foodloss #foodwaste #sustainable

Miljø- og Fødevareministeriet Fødevarestyrelsen Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Landbrug & Fødevarer World Resources Institute Food Nation Denmark

Are you looking for an international career and are you excited about sustainable solutions for the food & agricultural ...
09/25/2020

Are you looking for an international career and are you excited about sustainable solutions for the food & agricultural sector? Then you might be our future Junior Commercial Advisor at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington DC 🇩🇰🇺🇸

Read more about the position and apply before October 12, 2020: http://bit.ly/2nrjp2b.

#DenmarkinUSA #WorkingforDenmark

This week we are celebrating both #UN75 and the 5-year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals – important step...
09/25/2020

This week we are celebrating both #UN75 and the 5-year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals – important steps towards a better and more sustainable future for all 🌍

Let’s make sure it will also be remembered as the time we took action. “Together, in solidarity. Leaving no one behind”, says Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn 🇩🇰🇺🇳

#SDG #2030Agenda #GlobalGoals #SusDANEability

Forests are the new classrooms in Denmark! 🌳 Due to the coronavirus, many Danish schools have started to embrace the ide...
09/24/2020

Forests are the new classrooms in Denmark! 🌳

Due to the coronavirus, many Danish schools have started to embrace the idea of outdoor schooling, and research suggests that outdoor teaching might have several benefits, including better health and even somewhat better results on reading test scores!

Read the full article via Washington Post: https://wapo.st/2EsyHNb

#DenmarkinUSA #DanishSchool #SusDANEability

Did you know that Denmark has one of the most competitive economies in the world?The Danish economy is ranked in second ...
09/22/2020

Did you know that Denmark has one of the most competitive economies in the world?

The Danish economy is ranked in second place by the Institute for Management Development - IMD ranking 2020! Denmark has a strong economy, labor market and health and education system, while also being in the top of business efficiency in Europe, the ranking reveals!

Read more: https://bit.ly/2ZZxfJQ.

#DenmarkinUSA

The Danish-led Seattle Symphony is bringing back live music! 🎻 Today, the King County’s Marymoor Park will see its first...
09/19/2020

The Danish-led Seattle Symphony is bringing back live music! 🎻

Today, the King County’s Marymoor Park will see its first ever drive-in opening concert from Seattle Symphony! And the best part about it? You have the opportunity to tune in live here 👉 https://live.seattlesymphony.org.

In 2019, Thomas Dausgaard took over as Music Director for the Seattle Symphony, and became the first Danish conductor to lead an American Symphony Orchestra 🇩🇰🇺🇸

Photo credit: Brandon Patoc
#DenmarkinUSA #DanishCulture #DenmarkinArts

Let’s make the planet greener and cleaner! 💚Today is #WorldCleanUpDay, which is the biggest civic action in the world ag...
09/19/2020

Let’s make the planet greener and cleaner! 💚
Today is #WorldCleanUpDay, which is the biggest civic action in the world against waste. Last year, more than 10,000 Danes gathered more than 11.5 tons of waste in Denmark 🗑♻️

At the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C., we are trying to be more sustainably every day. That is why we are using reusable water bottles to avoid single-use plastic.

#SusDANEability #EUBeachCleanUp #DenmarkinUSA Udenrigsministeriet Denmark.dk

09/18/2020
National Portrait Gallery reopens after being closed due to COVID-19

Today, The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery reopens after being closed due to COVID-19!

We’re so exited for the opening that includes the exhibition Portraits Of The World: Denmark, which features the Danish painter Michael Ancher’s beautiful group portrait ‘Kunstdommere’ (Art Judges) from 1906 🇩🇰 🇺🇸

The portrait is on loan from Det Nationalhistoriske Museum på Frederiksborg, Denmark.

See the video below to hear more about the portrait:

#DenmarkinUSA #nationalportraitgallery #portraitsoftheworld

Clear the way for climate-friendly asphalt!Danish researchers have developed a new form of climate-friendly asphalt that...
09/17/2020

Clear the way for climate-friendly asphalt!

Danish researchers have developed a new form of climate-friendly asphalt that reduces rolling resistance between cars and the asphalt and thereby reducing CO2 emissions 🚗🌱

The research project is between Roskilde Universitet – RUC , Vejdirektoratet, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet - DTU and several private companies and in 2020, 156 kilometers (99,9 miles) of the new asphalt will be rolled out on public Danish roads!

Read more: https://bit.ly/2Fw1hxP.

#SusDANEability #DenmarkinUSA

Did you know that between 1820 and 1930 about 336.000 Danes emigrated to the U.S.? ⛵In 1930, the US registered 529.000 D...
09/16/2020

Did you know that between 1820 and 1930 about 336.000 Danes emigrated to the U.S.? ⛵

In 1930, the US registered 529.000 Danish-Americans, including the children of the emigrated Danes – that’s about 15 percent of the Danish population at that time!

The Danish painter Edvard Petersen (1841-1911) painted this iconic painting called “Emigration on Larsens Plads” in 1890, that relives the atmosphere as Danes boarding one of Thingvalle Liniens boats, that would take travellers from Copenhagen to New York City!

Are you an ancestor of any Dane that took the trip across the Atlantic?

Photo credit: ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Today, we commemorate and honour the victims of the #September11 attacks. 19 years later, we continue to remember the im...
09/11/2020

Today, we commemorate and honour the victims of the #September11 attacks. 19 years later, we continue to remember the importance of uniting. We will forever remember the day, where thousands of families lost their loves ones. #NeverForget #DenmarkinUSA

Have you ever seen a roof made of eelgrass? 🏠 The unique houses on the Danish island Læsø might hold the secret to susta...
09/10/2020

Have you ever seen a roof made of eelgrass? 🏠 The unique houses on the Danish island Læsø might hold the secret to sustainable roofs of the future!

The tradition dates back to the 17th century, where islanders lacked tree and therefore looked to the sea to find an alternative to the classic wooden roofs. A seaweed roof can last for more than 300 years and the sustainable material can be found everywhere

According to BBC Travel, Kathryn Larsen, a Copenhagen-based American architect, is researching how seaweed could be updated to contemporary building material around the world 🌎

Read more here: https://bbc.in/2DQFgc4

#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability

09/05/2020

Today, on #FlagDay, we pay tribute to all Danes, who are or have been deployed abroad on international missions 🇩🇰🇩🇰

At #DenmarkinUSA, we raise a special flag that was sent to us from Mr. Roy Baker - a United States veteran, who has kept Dannebrog secure and clean since rescuing the flag from destruction in 1976.

Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Martin La Cour-Andersen saluted the flag as it was raised high at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. in dedication to all deployed Danish forces around the world.

#FlagDag #FlagDag2020 Udenrigsministeriet Forsvaret

Great news! National Nordic Museum reopens today after being closed due to COVID-19.“After being closed to the public fo...
09/04/2020

Great news! National Nordic Museum reopens today after being closed due to COVID-19.

“After being closed to the public for nearly six-months, we are thrilled to again open our doors to the community and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the National Nordic Museum,” says Executive Director/CEO Eric Nelson.

Later this month, the Museum presents its Virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference, which will be a virtual conference that you can follow from anywhere in the world! The conference will provide resources about family history and lineage, so get ready to learn about Nordic genealogy!

#DenmarkinUSA #DenmarkinArts #DanishCulture #NordicsInUS Kulturministeriet

In 2015 all members of the UN agreed upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that would promote peace and prosperit...
09/01/2020

In 2015 all members of the UN agreed upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that would promote peace and prosperity for people and the planet 🌎

An agreement that Denmark has taken very serious ever since – now ranking Denmark second in overall performance of the SDG’s according to a new report!

The SDGs calls for all UN countries to end poverty while improving health, education, reduction of inequality and stimulate economic growth - all while addressing important challenges like climate change and the conservation of our forests and oceans 🍃

Do you want know more? Click here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

#DenmarkinUSA #SusDANEability #SDG

Are you interested in culture, economics, politics, trade or defense and want to live in the heart of Washington D.C.? T...
08/31/2020

Are you interested in culture, economics, politics, trade or defense and want to live in the heart of Washington D.C.?

Then you might be our new intern! 🇩🇰🇺🇸

The Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. is now open for applications for all our departments for spring 2021.

Hurry up and apply before September 15, 2020 and become a part of #DenmarkinUSA

Read more about the internships on our website: https://bit.ly/3kbu764

08/27/2020
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Are you ready for some Danish Crime Cinema? Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Danish Film Institute are launching the next Six Pack of Danish films in the curated film series. Hear more from Director Nicolas Winding Refn right here👇

#DenmarkinUSA #DenmarkinArts
Det Danske Filminstitut Kulturministeriet Udenrigsministeriet

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=437671590473440&extid=d8hWDScjN97m54B6

Is it the long winter nights? Is it the lack of crime in Denmark that stirs fantasies of rich, intricate criminal plots? Nobody can say for sure, but without a doubt, Denmark has a long and strong tradition of delivering some of the most exceptional crime movies on the planet.

The Alamo On Demand team have curated a fun mix of deep, dark knuckle-biters alongside a selection of distinctly Danish crime comedies – including, yes, Nicolas Winding Refn's PUSHER III.

Find them at https://ondemand.drafthouse.com/page/the-best-of-danish-cinema/

08/26/2020
National Hurricane Center

Hurricane #Laura is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana-Texas Gulf Coast tonight. Expect extreme winds and flash flooding. There are evacuation orders for certain counties in both states. Danish travellers should closely follow local news and comply with directions of local authorities.

For current information see: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

#DenmarkinUSA #hurricanelaura

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