Monday, 24 April 2017

The Confirmation after-party

After church, and after checking in to our hotel, we went back to the Dehlis to continue the celebrations. We had brought Malthe some balloons, filled with cash, of course!

As soon as we arrived he was allowed to start opening his gifts. The Dehlis have a large family, so there was many greetings, many gifts, and many envelopes filled with money, money, money..!

Lucas had to help read out the card from us, as I had written it in Swedish:

Danes sure love their traditions, and the Confirmation is one of the big ones. Of course it is about God saying yes to you, and accepting you - but most of all it is celebrated as a coming of age ritual. It is really seen as a major milestone, and most Danish families spend a fortune on their youngsters on this day. Malthe was no exception, he received so many amazing gifts, a lucky, lucky boy!

The weather was still just about ok to be sitting outside. Here's all the grown-ups:

Anne and Bibber, her mum:

The boys:

We were treated to a lovely three course meal, brought in by the caterers at Martha's Kitchen. During the dinner there was a lot of speeches, again, according to Danish tradition. Even Nathan managed to say a few words, ha ha! The Danes love their speeches, and - their songs!

The flag-sticker-song..:

The night ended with a football cake, yum:

Thank you Malthe for inviting us along to share your special day. Congratulations again!

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