Annual Holidays in Denmark in 2019

Public Holidays

January 1 – New Years Day – Nytårsdag

April 5 – 13 – Easter – Påske

More specifically: April 5 Palm Sunday, April 9 Maundy Thursday, April 10 Good Friday, April 12 Easter Sunday and April 13 Easter Monday.

 

May 8 – General Prayer Day – Store bededag
May 21 – Ascension Day – Kristi himmelfartsdag
June 5 – Constitution Day -Grundlovsdag ~ Read about it  here
May 31 – June 1 – 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 23 – Shrovetide / Danish Carnival – Fastelavn
April 1 – April Fools day – 1. april
May 1 – International workers’ day – 1. maj
May 5 – Denmark’s Liberation – Danmarks befrielsesdag
May 10 – 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
November 10 – St. Martin’s Eve – Mortensaften

School Vacations

Winter vacation – Vinterferie – week 7 or 8 (varies from school to school)
Easter vacation – Påskeferie – April 4-13
Summer vacation – Sommerferie – Approx. June 28 – August 12 (varies slightly from school to school)
Autumn vacation – Efterårsferie – week 42
Christmas holidays – Juleferie –  December 22 – January 4 (varies slightly from school to school)