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Solvang Sweet: Danish Days

It's year 77 for the history-, music-, and aebleskiver-rich celebration.

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    AND THAT DISPLAY REIGNS... from Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22, meaning you'll be in the Santa Ynez Valley right at the start of fall -- another pretty bonus. And in the town of Solvang itself? Danish Days gets going with a Torchlight Parade on Friday night. Things continue to roll with an aebleskiver-eating contest, a parade, live tunes, more aebleskivers, a dance, kids' activities and a children's parade, and all of the other hallmarks that the 77-year-old town-wide party has collected along the way. It's a biggin' that began with a big purpose at heart: "to remind Solvang residents of their ties with the 'Old Country.'" In a day when many say people are far from their past and familial traditions, it is sweet to see Danish Days don its clogs and country-proud wear, year after year, and live it up a little.