Why should you keep calm and NOT knock on your neighbor’s door… in Denmark?

An Expat Dilemma

Some time ago a new neighbor moved in on my street, whose house is just about 30 seconds walk from mine. When I passed by her postbox I saw the name´, and to my embarrassment, I “facebooked” it to find who the neighbor “was”. Some 16 years ago, when I was a lot less Danish, I would have maybe knocked on the door and said hello, but not anymore. This time I was thinking I will wait for the vejfest (the yearly party with the all the neighbors) in September and then I will get to know her.