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Holidays and Flag Days to Know in Denmark So You Don’t Miss Out in 2016

Your official calendar of all the holidays and important dates to know in Denmark for 2016. Discover all the goings-on for this year, 2017.

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Danish-flag-small  = Flag day
Calendar-small  = Public holiday

 

January

Danish falg day and Public holiday  1 January – New Year’s Day

 

February

Blank  3 – 5 February – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW16

Danish-flag-small  5 February – Crown Princess Mary’s Birthday
Danish-flag-small  6 February – Princess Marie’s Birthday
Blank  7 February – Fastelavn
Blank  13 -20  February – Copenhagen Dining Week

 

March

Calendar-small  24 March – Maundy ThursdaySkærtorsdag
Danish falg day and Public holiday  25 March – Good FridayLangfredag
Danish falg day and Public holiday  27 March – Easter SundayPåskedag
Blank  28 March- Easter Monday2. påskedag

 

April

Danish-flag-small  9 April – Occupation of Denmark
Danish-flag-small  16 April – Queen Margrethe II’s Birthday
Danish-flag-small  29 April – Princess Benedikte’s Birthday

 

May

Calendar-small  1 May – Great Prayer Day: Store Bededag
Blank  1 May – International Worker’s Day
Blank  4 May – Light candles in windows to commemorate the liberation of Denmark in 1945
Danish-flag-small  5 May – Denmark’s Liberation Day
Danish falg day and Public holiday  5 May – Ascension Day: Kristi Himmelfartsdag
Blank  8 May – Mother’s Day: “Mors dag”
Calendar-small  15 May – Whit Sunday: Pinsedag
Calendar-small  25 May – Whit Monday: 2. pinsedag
Blank  22 May – Copenhagen Marathon
Danish-flag-small  26 May – Crown Prince Frederik’s Birthday

 

June

Blank  1 – 5  June – Distortion
Danish-flag-small  5 June – Constitution Day: Grundlovsdag
Blank  5 June – Father’s Day: Fars dag
Blank  6 June – 5th July Ramadan
Danish-flag-small  7 June – Prince Joachim’s Birthday
Danish-flag-small  11 June – Prince Henrik’s Birthday
Danish-flag-small  15 June – Valdemar’s Day & Reunion Day
Blank  17 – 19 June – NorthSide Music Festival
Blank  24 June – St. John’s Eve / Midsummer: Sankthansaften
Blank  25 June – 2 July – Roskilde Festival

 

July

Blank  28 – 30  July  – Trailer Park Festival

 

August

Blank  16 – 21 August – Copenhagen Pride
Blank  19 -28 August – Copenhagen Cooking

 

September

Danish-flag-small  5 September – Day in honour of deployed Danish soldiers: Flagdag for Danmarks udsendte
Blank  9 – 25 September – Golden Days Festival

 

October

Blank  14 October – Culture Night: Kulturnatten
Blank  31 October – Halloween: Allehelgensaften

 

November

Blank  10 November – St. Martin’s Eve: Mortensaften
Blank  27 November – First advent

 

December

Blank  4 December – Second advent
Blank  11 December – Third advent
Blank  13 December – St Lucy’s Day: Luciadag
Blank  20 December – Forth advent
Calendar-small  24 December – Christmas Eve
Danish falg day and Public holiday  25 December – Christmas Day
Calendar-small  26 December – Second Day of Christmas
Blank  31 December – New Year’s Eve

There are so many exciting events in 2016. Let us know about any we missed!

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