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Gækkebrev
Gækkebreve (Teaser letters) are a unique Easter tradition to Denmark. These letters, traditionally sent out in mid-February, are paper cuttings with a little poem or verse and a snowdrop. The letters are anonymous, signed only by dots corresponding to the number of letters in the sender’s name. The object of the letter is for the receiver to guess who sent it. If he or she guesses correctly before Easter, the sender owes the receiver a chocolate Easter egg. If, however, the receiver fails to identify the sender, he or she owes the person sending the letter and Easter egg.
 
Maj-Britt Vittrup Nielsen