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Re: Denmark: history of the PRUSSIAN or German border lands

Posted: 29 Jul 2003 5:20PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 20 Sep 2005 5:59PM GMT
And then rising Danish nationalism focussed on DANNEBROG

and a whole culture of flag days

National Days:

April 9 - Occupation of Denmark 1940 (half mast until noon - then full)
May 5 - Liberation of Denmark 1945
June 5 - Constitution Day
June 15 - Valdemar Day (Dannebrog's "birthday") << when money is collected to pay for mor eflags

Religious Holidays:
New Year's Day
Good Friday - The flag is at half mast the whole day
Easter Day
Ascension Day
Whit Sunday
Christmas Day

Birthdays in the Royal Family:

March 28 - Queen Ingrid
April 16 - Queen Margrethe II
April 29 - Princess Benedikte
May 26 - Crown Prince Frederik
June 7 - Prince Joachim
June 11 - Prince Henrik
June 30 - Princess Alexandra

Military Flag-flying Days:

February 2 - Battle of Mysunde 1864
February 11 - Storm of Copenhagen 1659
April 2 - Battle of Reden 1801
April 18 - Battle at Dybbøl 1864
May 9 - Battle at Helgoland 1864
July 6 - Battle at Fredericia 1849
July 25 - Battle at Isted 1850
October 4 - Storm of Frederiksstad 1850

an image here

and some of the flag code here

more detailed here

Fanevagt is Danish for flag- bearer

and the original society for the promotion of the flag

Organisation is called Danmarks-Samfundet (D-S).
headquarters Brøndby kommune.
founded 13- september 1908.

Inbrief to promote love of the flag, respect for the traditions it symbolizes, and distribute flags to worthy organisations and individuals,

>>Disse vedtægter er vedtaget på Danmarks-Samfundets ordinære repræsentantskabsmøde den 20. november 1982 i Idrættens Hus i Brøndby kommune.<<

This constitution was passed at Danmark-Samfundets general meeting 20 November 1982 in the Sports Centre at Brøndby (a suburban town near Copenhagne)

So in 2008 there should be a party

Hugh W

Flagstang = flag pole
Flag bredde = width of flag
Hus højde = height of house

A storm flag is half the width

a streamer or vimple is used to avoid a boring empty flag pole

half the height of the flag pole in lengh

al because at the beginning of the twetieth century Denmark felt very much thretened by Germany.


Hugh W

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