Annual Holidays in Denmark in 2018

Public Holidays

January 1 – New Years Day – Nytårsdag

March 25 – April 2 – Easter – Påske

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April 27 – General Prayer Day – Store bededag
May 10 – Ascension Day – Kristi himmelfartsdag
May 20-21 – Whit – Pinse
June 5 – Constitution Day -Grundlovsdag ~ Read about it  here

December 24-26 – Christmas – Jul

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December 31 – New Year’s Eve ( In most work places not a public holiday) – Nytårsaften

Other Annual Celebrations (none public holidays)

February 11 – Shrovetide / Danish Carnival – Fastelavn
April 1 – April Fools day – 1. april
May 13 – Mother’s day – Mors dag
May 1 – International workers’ day – 1. maj
May 5 – Denmark’s Liberation – Danmarks befrielsesdag
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 – March 24 – April 2
Summer vacation – Sommerferie – Approx. June 28-August 13 (varies slightly from school to school)
Autumn vacation – Efterårsferie – week 42
Christmas holidays – Juleferie –  Decembe 21-January 3 (varies slightly from school to school)