What’s On in Copenhagen: April 2020

April 2020 is a month like no other. While spring slowly takes over Copenhagen, we are collectively in quarantine, social distancing, or self-isolating. In times of Covid-19, philosophical questions around the meaning of home have become commonplace. With this in mind, this month’s calendar will be a quarantine edition, designed to give you a mental time-out and to help you entertain yourself a little, all while supporting local businesses and cultural institutions.

Stay safe and enjoy what Copenhagen has to offer from home this month, including virtual tours, digital events, and isolation activity ideas:

Thursday 9th – Monday 13th April


Make this year’s Easter celebration at home a special one! Set the table with your prettiest porcelain as well as fresh flowers and dish out traditional Danish Easter recipes like Marinated Herring, Cherry Koldskål, or Homemade snaps – anyone?


Thursday 9th April


The Thursday before Easter is a public holiday called Skærtorsedag, known as “Maudy Thursday” in English. It commemorates the last supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, and what better way to celebrate than with a nine-cabbage soup? Also known as Skærtorsdag søbekål, the soup was eaten because it was packed with nutrients that would ensure health for the coming year. As a bonus, the soup would ward off evil demons. Find an updated recipe for this 19th-century Danish classic as well as some background knowledge here.



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Kay Litzinger

Kay is a creative multi-hyphenate with a focus on lifestyle and travel. After growing up in Germany and stints in Stockholm and Mexico City, he's now based in Copenhagen. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.