The Little Mermaid turns 100

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The world-famous fairy tale statue, The Little Mermaid turns 100.. Known from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid  is celebrating her 100th birthday. Denmark is getting ready to celebrate one of the world’s most beloved statues with a special birthday party 23rd of August at the harbour in Copenhagen, where 100 live mermaids will attend.

The famous bronze statue will be the centre of attention on August 23rd, as Copenhagen will be hosting a whole day of festivities at the harbour to celebrate the statue’s 100th birthday. As it is an extra special occasion, the birthday celebrations will carry on from early afternoon throughout the evening.

Among many things the birthday party will feature birthday songs performed by Tivoli Gardens’ boys guard – dressed in traditional uniform: red coats and huge bearskin hats. Also the local brewery of Carlsberg will attend the party, arriving in original horse-drawn brewer’s wagons.

True to tradition, 100 real-life ‘mermaids’ will jump in the water and swim around the statue to form the number 100. Swimming in the harbour of Copenhagen is perfectly safe – in fact the water is so clean that the city council has established several public pools around the harbour. It’s all a part of the city’s ambitious plan to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025.

More information on The Little Mermaid turns 100 and full programme for the celebration:



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