Right. So, this ideas' been lurking around in my mind for a while now. I thought: AP has members from all over the world. And since all countries are different, and I'm a sucker for history and culture, I could mush it into a thread.
So, it goes like this: In your post you illuminate a cultural aspect of your choosing, something unique and defining for your country. It could be anything; what you eat on christmas eve, your most cherished national Hero, movies, music, what you look like at your soccer games etc.
It can also be mentality and historically defining events.
The idea is to gradually make a tourist guide for your country.
Rugbrød and Leverpostej (lit: rye-bread and Liver Paste)
Rye bread is pretty much Denmarks national lunch food, and I have yet to find it anywhere outside DK but Danish resorts. The entire danish lunch culture is placed on putting specially designed foodstuffs on Rye Bread; anything from herrings to chocolate to sausages.
One of these things is Liver Paste, which is made of mushed swine liver (we're big on pigs here)
Rye bread is made from Flour, rye corns, and beer.
Den Lille havfrue (the little mermaid)
Denmarks most famous attraction. It's about 2 meters tall including the stone, is based on Hans Christian Andersens fairy tale, and If you ask me, is the sorriest national symbol ever. It is almost constantly surrounded by a crowd of dissapointed japanese tourists.
However, it recently got renewed attention, when it's head was sawed off and stolen. This has happened at least twice the last 10 years.
That's all there is to it.