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

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

Christmas in Denmark

The Countdown The countdown till Christmas already begins in mid-November. D'Angleterre revealed their Christmas facade on 11 November and the streets of central Copenhagen are decorated and lit. At home, the countdown officially begins on 1 December. Typically families have a calendar candle (kalenderlys) which has the numbers from 1-24 written on it and the … Continue reading Christmas in Denmark