Summer holidays and Cucumber Season
You may have noticed that things have slowed down in Denmark this month. The period around July is typically the Danish holiday month, with many employees taking advantage of the summer and going abroad or enjoying a few weeks in a summerhouse. Most businesses will be running on a skeleton workforce, and you can expect to receive many out of office emails!
It is also agurketid (in English, “silly season”) in the newspapers, with strange or funny stories filling the pages during the slow news days. And it does not take place only in Denmark. The term actually originated in England in 1861 and was first used as a tittle of an article by Saturday Review. Since then the term has traveled across the globe and taken upon a local names until it started being used in Denmark in 1897.
You can read more about these funny phenomena here and here.
So instead of stressing, just relax in the sun and wait until August to get things done!