Public Holidays in Denmark
Denmark observes a number of public holidays throughout the year. Here are the major public holidays in Denmark:
- New Year's Day (Nytårsdag) - January 1st: Celebrated with gatherings, fireworks, and festive meals.
- Maundy Thursday (Skærtorsdag) - Date varies (usually in March or April): The Thursday before Easter Sunday, commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus.
- Good Friday (Langfredag) - Date varies (the Friday before Easter): A day of reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus, marked by church services and quiet contemplation.
- Easter Sunday (Påskedag) - Date varies (usually in March or April): Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, often with church services and Easter egg traditions.
- Easter Monday (Anden påskedag) - Date varies (the day after Easter Sunday): A continuation of the Easter celebrations, with many Danes enjoying outdoor activities.
- Great Prayer Day (Store bededag) - Date varies (usually in late April or early May): A Christian holiday with church services and a focus on prayer and reflection.
- Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfartsdag) - Date varies (usually in May): Marks the ascension of Jesus to heaven, often observed with church services and outdoor activities.
- Whit Sunday (Pinsedag) - Date varies (usually in May or June): Celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. Church services and family gatherings are common.
- Whit Monday (Anden pinsedag) - Date varies (the day after Whit Sunday): A continuation of the Pentecost celebrations, often with outdoor events and gatherings.
- Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag) - June 5th: Commemorates the signing of the Danish constitution in 1849. It's a day for political speeches and discussions.
- Christmas Eve (Juleaften) - December 24th: The main day of Christmas celebrations, featuring the exchange of gifts and a festive meal.
- Christmas Day (Juledag) - December 25th: A continuation of Christmas celebrations, often marked by church services and family gatherings.
- Second Day of Christmas (Anden juledag) - December 26th: Another day of Christmas festivities, including family visits and meals.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Christmas Eve||December 24||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Second Day of Christmas||December 26||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||March 28||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||March 29||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||March 31||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||April 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Great Prayer Day||April 26||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 09||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Sunday||May 19||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 20||Monday||Public Holiday|