Tidsskriftet Kulturstudier
Tidsskriftet Kulturstudier

Tidsskriftet

Et essayistisk view over sommerferiens historie fra ca. 1850 til i dag.

English summary

Summer holiday is a pleasure which did not become available to many people until the 20th Century. The article describes the early mountain rambles of the bourgeoisie and their holidays in seaside boarding houses. Outdoor pursuits and stays in boarding houses at bathing resorts also became favourite ways for common people to spend their holidays, and with the introduction of holiday pay in the 1930s almost everybody could take a couple of weeks off work in the summer. With the introduction of charter tourism many people went off to Southern Europe to spend their holidays on the same pattern. Finally, the history of the special holiday camps is told, which were established by American Jews because they were excluded from many hotels.