Annual Holidays in Denmark in 2021

Public Holidays

January 1 – New Years Day – Nytårsdag
March 28 – April 5 – Easter – Påske
More specifically: March 28 Palm Sunday, April 1 Maundy Thursday, April 2 Good Friday, April 4 Easter Sunday and April 5 Easter Monday.
April 30 – General Prayer Day – Store bededag
May 13 – Ascension Day – Kristi himmelfartsdag
June 5 – Constitution Day -Grundlovsdag ~ Read about it  here
May 23 – 24 – Whit – Pinse
December 24-26 – Christmas – Jul
December 31 – New Year’s Eve ( In most work places not a public holiday) – Nytårsaften

Other Annual Celebrations (none public holidays)

February 14 – Shrovetide / Danish Carnival – Fastelavn
March 28 – Summer time – Sommertid (we set the clock 1 hour ahead at 2am)
April 1 – April Fools day – 1. april
May 1 – International workers’ day – 1. maj
May 5 – Denmark’s Liberation – Danmarks befrielsesdag
May 9 – Mother’s day – Mors dag
June 5 – Father’s day – Fars dag
June 15 – Valdemar’s Day / Day of the flag- Valdemarsdag
June 23 – St. John’s Eve /midsummer –  Sankt Hans Aften ~ Read about it – here
Oktober 31 – Winter time – Vintertid (we set the clock 1 hour back at 2am)
November 10 – St. Martin’s Eve – Mortensaften

School Vacations

Winter vacation – Vinterferie – week 7 or 8 (varies from school to school)
Easter vacation – Påskeferie – March 27 – April 5
Summer vacation – Sommerferie – Approx. June 25 – August 9 (varies slightly from school to school)
Autumn vacation – Efterårsferie – week 42
Christmas holidays – Juleferie –  December 22 – January 3 (varies slightly from school to school)