Christmas banquet in Christiania, Copenhagen 2015 – a free invitation to more than 1000 people

Julemiddag i Christania for de Juleløse – en gratis invitation til mere en 1000 mennesker.

 

Photo and text Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

For more than 40 years Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark have invited to a free banquet for more then 1000 people.

 

Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania:

 

Christmas banquet 2015 inGrey Hall, Christiania, Copenhagen. Pho

Christmas banquet 2015 in Grey Hall, Christiania, Copenhagen. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen. Click on photo and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size and text on right of photo disappear.

 

More than 200 hundreds volunteers have decorated Grey Hall in Christiania for christmas celebration, cooked 3 meals both vegetarian  and usual danish christmas food and offered music and song entertainments throughout the christmas  evening and night.

 

Here on christmas eve 2015 is my wonderful experience of hospitality, love and joy and excellent food.

 

The doors to Grey Hall in Christiania opens at 5 p.m. 24. december 2015:

 

Entertainments of music and songs before and under the christmas banquet:

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Entertainment on christmas banquet on s

Entertainment on christmas banquet on scene of Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entertainment on scene of Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania, Christianshavn in Copenhagen:

 

Entertainment from scene in Grey Hall, Christiania. Phot 24. december 2015 by Erik K

Entertainment from scene in Grey Hall, Christiania. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entertainment on scene of Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania:

 

Entertainmatn on scene in Gray Hall, Christiania at christmas banquet

Entertainment on scene in Gray Hall, Christiania at christmas banquet. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

At 6 p.m. we line up two queue – one for a vagetarian meal and one for a meals with ox or pig.

Free menu:

  1. Vegetarian or meat,
  2. Rice pudding,
  3. Cake and coffee/tea,
  4. Homemade chocolate-marzipan bars.

 

View to area in Grey Hall where all the volunteers served the christmas banquet:

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View to serving area for christmas banquet in

View to serving area for christmas banquet in Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to serving areal of all the meals at christmas banquet, Christiania 2015:

 

View in direction to area for serving the meal

View in direction to area for serving the meals at christmas banquet 2015. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Serving area of christmas banquet 2015 in Grey Hall, Christiania:

Volunteers serving the vegetarian meal:

 

Serving the vegetarian mell at christmas banquet in Grey ha

Serving the vegetarian meal at christmas banquet in Grey hall, Christiania. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Volunteers serving the vegetarian meal:

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Volunteers serving the vegetarian christmas mesl.

Volunteers serving the vegetarian christmas meals. Click on the photo and use your zoom control an you can see it in full screen size. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Serving the ordinary danish christmas meal – pig or ox:

 

Serving the ordinary danish christmas meal

Serving the ordinary danish christmas meal by volunteers: ox or pigs. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The christmas banquet 2015 in Grey Hall, Christiania:

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Christmas banquet 2015 in Grey Hall, Christiania. Young man in the middle of photo with two vegetarian meals. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Entertainment and enjoying the good meals:

 

Christmas banquet 2015. Enjoying the entertain and the goof food

Christmas banquet 2015. Enjoying the entertainment and the good food in Grey Hall, Christiania. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entertainment on Christmas eve in Gray Hall, Christiania:

 

Enternaining in Gray Hall, Chridtiania on Christ

Entertaining in Gray Hall, Christiania on Christmas banquet 2015. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christmas banquet.Volunteers serving their home made chocolate-mazipan bars:

 

Christmas banquet christmas 2015. Serving home mase chocolate

Christmas banquet christmas 2015.Volunteers  serving home made chocolate. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entertainment on scene in Grey Hall, Christiania – Christmas banquet 2015:

 

Entertainment at christmas banqueton scene in Gray Hall

Entertainment at christmas banquet on scene in Gray Hall. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entertainment on scene in Grey Hall, Christiania – Christmas banquet 2015:

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Entertainmant on scene Christmas banquet in Grey Hall, Christiania 2015.

Entertainmant on scene Christmas banquet in Grey Hall, Christiania 2015. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Entertainment on scene in Grey Hall, Christiania – Christmas banquet 2015:

 

Entertainment on scene in Grey Hall, Christiania. Christmas ban

Entertainment on scene in Grey Hall, Christiania. Christmas banquet 2015. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Volunteers at christmas banquet 2015 in Gray Hall, Christiania – in the background the CHRISTIANIA LOGO – three dots . . . on top of three i´s in the name of ChrIstIanIa:

 

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Volunteers at Christiania Christmas banquet 2015 in Gray Hall, Christiania. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

To enjoy this christmas eve 24. december 2015 in fellowship with people of all nationalities and ages is an experience you should give yourself!

At my dinner table we were 8 persons eating, talking and laughing – sharing why we were here in Grey Hall celebrating our christmas together with more than 1000 people and talking about our personal life and our dreams and goals for the future.

 

At my table I came across 3 frenchmen  Glenn, Sonia and Lucas:

 

Christian Christmas banquet in Grey Hall

Christiania christmas 2015 banquet in Grey Hall.  From left to right Lukas, Sonia and Glenn. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lucas, Sonia and Glenn have all studied in Norway and Denmark –  2 months in  food industrial factories as student volunteers learning about the production and the companies strategies on ecology and sustainability.

 

-and now they are on holiday on their journey back to Rennes in France and chooses this wonderful adventure to celebrate christmas 2015 together with me, my friends and more than 1000 further here in Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania in quarter Christianshavn in Copenhagen.

 

What a great christmas eve 2015 – full of joy, love, peace and freedom!

 

Thanks to all subscribers: Christiania and danish firms, institutions and funds.

 

At 9. p.m. I left The Christmas banquet in Grey Hall, Christiana to drive to my home – 60 km north of Copenhagen.

 

Entrance Grey Hall, Christiania, Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo 24. december 201

Entrance Grey Hall, Christiania, Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo 24. december 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

What a wonderful christmas evening enjoying life together with more than 1000 wonderful people from all nations!

 

On my homepage Danculture.dk I have written the following articles about Freetown Christiania:

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Freetown Christiania green area – a paradise for birds

Christiania´s 40 års fødselsdagsfest 26. september 2011

Christianias fremtid sikret – aftalen mellem Staten og Christiania underskrevet den 22. juni 2011

Christianias fremtid — konflikt eller dialog.

Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen – 44 years birthday celebration with free breakfast, cakes and music all day long

september 27, 2015 

Vinter i Fristaden Christiania – gåtur i voldanlægget januar 2010

januar 25, 2010

 

Enjoy life – be happy!

 

Text and photos Copyright 2015 Erik K Abrahamsen

All rights reserved

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 26. december 2015

Best wishes

Erik

 

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