And this is what people still do, minus the cat. Instead the barrel is filled with sweets and oranges. And the child who hits the bottom from the barrel is named 'cat queen' and if you knock down the last remaining piece of the barrel you are named 'cat king'. And you get to wear a crown. But I think what most children are more interested in is diving into the pile of sweets that have fallen on the floor!
This year is the first I've made a fastelavnsris. I didn't really have a good place to put it in the flat.. but now we live in a house!! :-)
And children also dress up and then go around the neighbourhood, ringing doorbells and when people open the door, the children will sing a special song. It is a bit like trick or treating, but it's done in the daytime. And the children might get a fastelavnsbolle for their troubles, but usually they are given spare change.
I have made fastelavnsboller here before, but not since I've been vegan. I'm happy to report that these turned out really great! And they were extra delicious with the addition of whipped coconut cream. Yum-my! :-)
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