INVITATION: Calling all children and their parents
We are celebrating Fastelavn at Coco Hotel Saturday February 10th at 13:00. Come "slå katten af tønden" or "beat the cat off the barrel" and find the hidden prize at the end. There will also be free hot chocolate for all kids in costumes. Last year, we shared a fun day with our guests and local kids, and we're excited to honor this special tradition again this year.
For our non-Danish followers, Fastelavn is a Danish version of a Carnival. It takes place seven weeks prior to Easter and, while not a public holiday, is widely celebrated throughout Denmark. At Fastelavn children dress up in costumes, eat the popular (amongst adults too!) Fastelavnsboller and do the activity: "slå katten af tønden" - or "Beat the cat off the barrel" where there are fun prizes to win; The “Queen of Cats” earn their title by being the first to break the bottom of the barrel, allowing the candy inside the barrel to spill out. The “King of Cats” is the person who breaks off the last board of the barrel. At the end of the game, all participants share the candy from the barrel.
See the lovely pictures from last year below.