Constitution Day – Grundlovsdag

On 5 of June we celebrate the first Danish Constitution (Danish: Grundlovsdag). We celebrate both the Constitution of 1849 and the updated constitution of 1953, as they were both signed on this date. The Danish Constitution of 1849 was signed by Frederik the VII and established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy. From 1660 until 1849 … Continue reading Constitution Day – Grundlovsdag

Labor Day and Holidays in May

The month of May is filled with public and non-public holidays. This post will provide you with the overview of them all! If you're looking for a full year overview, don't forget that you can always check out our post on Annual Holidays in Denmark in 2018. May 1: International Worker's Day / Labor Day If … Continue reading Labor Day and Holidays in May

Stor Bededag – How to Celebrate it Like a Dane

This Friday, the 27th of April we celebrate the Danish national holy day Store Bededag, Great Prayer Day. Great Prayer Day is always be celebrated on the fourth Friday after Easter Sunday. The source for Great Prayer Day can be traced to one man, Hans Bagger, who was a bishop in Roskilde in the late … Continue reading Stor Bededag – How to Celebrate it Like a Dane

The Danish Local Elections Matter – Also for Foreigners

Suddenly the streets are cluttered with election campaign posters again and we start to get to know lots of new faces and names. The unusual aspect to these elections is that many non-Danes are able to participate in them. On November 21st we get to vote for the local and regional governments in Denmark. Given … Continue reading The Danish Local Elections Matter – Also for Foreigners

Copenhagen Restaurant Series: The Laundromat Café

The Laundromat Cafe is one of those ”only-in-Denmark” cafes. You know what I mean—only in Denmark can you find a café that serves American-style brunch, that has a little area for kids to play in, and that has a laundromat inside the café. My friend and I met up at the said café one rainy … Continue reading Copenhagen Restaurant Series: The Laundromat Café

Summer in Denmark

Although slightly late, here's our 2017 updated guide for summer in Denmark. We might not be sure to have +25 degrees celcius - but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of great things to do. We've done our best to make the post as thorough and as versatile as possible, feel free to skip to … Continue reading Summer in Denmark

Sankt Hans; Danish Midsummer

Sankt Hans – 23 of June Sankt Hans is a Danish Midsummer celebrated on the evening of 23 June. Every year, in every city there are bonfires on beaches and in parks.  They are accompanied by concerts, speeches, and picnics. Please note, that this year – due to the long period without rain – many places … Continue reading Sankt Hans; Danish Midsummer