Many Frisians and Jutlands have worked as seafarers for the past few hundred years. So Pers Awten became a kind of great farewell party for the sea people, who went to Greenland to catch whales. Initially, Pers Awten derives from pagan times, then the fire was a sacrifice to the Nordic gods. Later on, it has been a ritual to celebrate the end of winter.
Typical food for Pers Awten is a local delicious food, the green cabbage from south jutland.
Where & When
February 21 every year, along the west coast and on the Wadden Sea islands.
Rømø, by the dam at. 18:30
Emmerlev Klev beach kl. 19.00 – Speech by the Danish Culture Minister Mette Bock.