Question: Why do they throw cinnamon on you in Denmark?

In Denmark being unmarried on your 25th birthday gives people social license to pelt you with cinnamon. This makes sense on your 30th birthday, where the cinnamon gets upgraded to pepper. If theyre feeling super mean, Danes sometimes add eggs to the mix because it “helps with adhesion.”

Why does Denmark throw cinnamon?

Denmark. It is a tradition for an unmarried 25-year-old to get tied to a chair or lamppost and have one of their “friends” throw copious amounts of cinnamon all over them. Since then, young unmarried people have been taunted with cinnamon as a way of reminding them that they should find a life partner soon.

What happens if youre not married by 25 in Denmark?

In Denmark, if youre still single when you turn 25, youre going to get covered in cinnamon. The tradition dates back hundreds of years to when spice salesmen would stay bachelors because they travelled so much.

What happens when you turn 30 in Denmark?

Heres what it looks like: In Denmark being unmarried on your 25th birthday gives people social license to pelt you with cinnamon. This makes sense on your 30th birthday, where the cinnamon gets upgraded to pepper. If theyre feeling super mean, Danes sometimes add eggs to the mix because it “helps with adhesion.”

What happens if you are unmarried in Denmark?

In Denmark, if youre still single when you turn 25, youre going to get covered in cinnamon. The tradition dates back hundreds of years to when spice salesmen would stay bachelors because they travelled so much.

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