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Dannebrog - 800th anniversary

The danish flag - Dannebrog - can this year celebrate its 800th anniversary.
Dannebrog - 800th anniversary

C.A. Lorentzen's painting from 1809
National Gallery of Denmark

According to legend, the Danish flag - Dannebrog - fell from the sky during the battle of Lyndanisse (today's Tallinn) in Estonia in 1219.


The Danish Order of Dannebrog was instituted in 1671 and based on the event in 1219.


The anniversary will be - and have been - celebrated in various ways and has also prompted an article from the Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood.


Read the article (in English) on the museum's website.