Did you know that Denmark has strong ties to the icy and mighty country of Greenland? In fact, the world’s largest island is an autonomous constituent country of the Danish kingdom, and although three-quarters of it are covered by permanent ice, there is plenty of culture and creativity to be found in the cold north.
For two days this summer, Copenhagen’s popular Tivoli Gardens opens its doors to the annual ‘Greenland in Denmark’ cultural festival. Decorated in the colours of Greenland (red and white like Denmark’s), Tivoli celebrates the culture, language, art and design of Greenland, with concerts, talks and performances taking place over the two days.
The festival started in 2002 and has since grown into the largest Greenlandic cultural event outside the country itself. It’s a great way to experience the Tivoli Gardens, one of Copenhagen’s iconic highlights, while learning about Denmark’s unique connection to Greenland. The event is free, once you’ve paid the regular Tivoli entrance fee. Check the Tivoli website for the full programme.