Fastelavn in San Diego

fastelavn San Diego

House of Denmark in Balboa Park on 666 Pan American Road West in San Diego celebrates the Danish tradition of Fastelavn on Saturday, March 1st, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the House of Denmark Cottage and on the Lawn.

They are looking forward to seeing the children in their costumes – and adults, too, if they feel like it. The children will be invited to beat a barrel with a bat (‘slå katten af tønden’) to make the goodies in­side fall out. There will be a chance for everybody to make ‘fastelavns-ris’ (a traditional craft for the sea­son), and to share ‘fastelavnsboller’ (lenten buns).

Please bring your own twigs for the ‘fastelavns-ris’! Participation is free to members of the House of Denmark. Guests (children as well as adults) may join the fun for $5.00 per person. Info:

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