Livin’ on a prayer: Denmark turns to God to save public holiday

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As William Shakespeare might say, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. In the space of just a few months since taking office, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s coalition government has managed to anger the Evangelical Lutheran Church, ten bishops, nine opposition parties and hundreds of thousands of Danish voters. And all because of a public holiday. Not too long after The Bard wrote Hamlet in the 15th century, a Danish bishop came up with the idea of celebrating a “Great Prayer Day” — store bededag — which combined a number of other minor holy days into one date on the fourth Frid…

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