Christmas in Denmark: Christmas Day and Second Christmas Day
On Christmas Day people visit with friends and family members. Around midday most households serve a kolde bord, or "cold table.” Everyone makes open-face sandwiches from this buffet of cold meats, bread, spreads, cheese, and appetizers. Hosts and guest toast one another with small glasses of aquavit, a Scandinavian liquor. December 26 is also a holiday in Denmark. The Danes call it "Second Christmas Day” and often spend it visiting relatives whom they missed on Christmas Day. Theatergoing is another popular activity, and many theaters begin showing a new play on this date.