15 June is Valdemar’s day in Denmark. In 2019 Denmark celebrated the 800th birthday of their much loved national flag known as Dannebrog. As the legend has it Dannebrog – the oldest national flag in the world – fell from the sky during a battle in Estonia on 15 June 1219.
Estonian Embassy in Copenhagen was honored to be part of the celebrations in Denmark – Copenhagen, Ringsted and Vordingborg. Tre korte og et langt hurra for Dannebrog!
Vordingborg was home to king Valdemar Sejr’s favorite castle. Hence the city held two-day festival from 14-15 June 2019. Embassy was proud to present number of Estonian entrepreneurs who came to Denmark to show what we are made of today. During the festival a large Estonian area of Enterprise Estonia, Organic Estonia (see the video about the Crown Prince Couple’s visit to Estonian area), the Tallinn Creative Incubator and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was opened to showcase modern Estonia to Danish visitors. A legendary restaurant Olde Hansa offered its genuine hospitality and entertained hungry and thirsty folk.
A flag replica was presented to Her Majesty The Queen in Estonia and HRH the Crown Prince in Denmark simultaneously. A joint museum project to go back in time and elaborate how the original Dannebrog might have looked like.
Thank you all for coming and attending! Dannebrog længe leve!!
Photo credits Jens Wollesen, SJ-Medier