Shrovetide – in Danish ’Fastelavn’ – is the original Danish carnival held in February which is wintertime in
Normally it is very cold and often we have snow at that time. Nowadays it is
primarily a children’s feast which brings colours into cold and dark days. The
children get some branches heavily decorated with sweets, coloured paper and
small gifts. Denmark
The background is made of free hand cut fabrics in white and blue to mimic the Danish winter landscape.
The colourful Shrovetide/Fastelavn is mimicked by tree shapes, in the border and in some decorated branches.
Beads were added as branches on the trees and on the children’s decorated branches.