God forbid youre unmarried at 30 As an article in The Telegraph explains, the streets of Denmark are often covered in cinnamon - and its part of a long-standing tradition. When you turn 25, if youre unmarried, it is customary in Denmark for your friends and family to cover you in the spice.
What happens if you are unmarried at 25 in Denmark?
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. This tradition has been known to turn dangerous, with one man being set on fire after the tradition went wrong.
What foods catch on fire?
Six Flammable FoodsGarlic. Why its risky: This potent food is packed with lots of natural oil, so it burns quickly and pops when placed in a hot pan, causing oil to splatter into the burner. Bacon. Deep-fried stuffed peppers. Flour. Alcohol-based sauces. Peanut brittle and other ultra-sugary foods.May 8, 2012
Are Danish People tall?
Danes are worlds third tallest people, and they are getting even taller. Danish men, on average, are the fifth tallest in the world, according to a 2016 study. The same study found that Danish women are the seventh tallest. Among the Nordic countries, Denmark stands above them all.
Why do people throw cinnamon at single people 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.”