Holidays: Official holidays in Denmark



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New Year's Day

The New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new calendar year.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 1 January 1 January 1 January
Day of week Wednesday Thursday Friday
Translations of: New Year's Day
Dansk: Nytårsdag

Fastelavn

Diminished version of the Catholic Carnival.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 2 March 15 February 7 February
Day of week Sunday Sunday Sunday
Translations of: Fastelavn
Dansk: Fastelavn

Occupation of Denmark

Commemorating the 9th of april 1940, when German troops occupied Denmark.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 9 April 9 April 9 April
Day of week Wednesday Thursday Saturday
Translations of: Occupation of Denmark
Dansk: Danmarks besættelse

Palm Sunday

The feast commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 13 April 29 March 20 March
Day of week Sunday Sunday Sunday
Translations of: Palm Sunday
Dansk: Palmesøndag

Maundy Thursdag

Commemorating The Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 17 April 2 April 24 March
Day of week Thursday Thursday Thursday
Translations of: Maundy Thursdag
Dansk: Skærtorsdag

Good Friday

Religious holiday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 18 April 3 April 25 March
Day of week Friday Friday Friday
Translations of: Good Friday
Dansk: Langfredag

Easter Sunday

Central religious feast in the Christian liturgical year, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 20 April 5 April 27 March
Day of week Sunday Sunday Sunday
Translations of: Easter Sunday
Dansk: Påskesøndag

Second day of Easter

Easter monday, is the day after Easter sunday.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 21 April 6 April 28 March
Day of week Monday Monday Monday
Translations of: Second day of Easter
Dansk: 2. Påskedag

Labour Day

Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 1 May 1 May 1 May
Day of week Thursday Friday Sunday
Translations of: Labour Day
Dansk: Arbejdernes Kampdag

The liberation of Denmark

Commemorating the liberation of Denmark, the 4th of may 1945, in effect from the 5th of may.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 5 May 5 May 5 May
Day of week Monday Tuesday Thursday
Translations of: The liberation of Denmark
Dansk: Danmarks Befrielse

Great Prayer Day

Great Prayer Day is a collection of minor Christian holy days, consolidated into one day.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 16 May 1 May 22 April
Day of week Friday Friday Friday
Translations of: Great Prayer Day
Dansk: Store bededag

Ascension Day

The Christian doctrine of the Ascension holds that Jesus ascended to heaven in the presence of eleven of his Apostles following his resurrection, and that in heaven he sits at the right hand of God the Father.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 29 May 14 May 5 May
Day of week Thursday Thursday Thursday
Translations of: Ascension Day
Dansk: Kristi himmelfart

Constitution Day

Celebrates the signing of the Danish constitution in 1849.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 5 June 5 June 5 June
Day of week Thursday Friday Sunday
Translations of: Constitution Day
Dansk: Grundlovsdag

Whit Sunday

One of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 8 June 24 May 15 May
Day of week Sunday Sunday Sunday
Translations of: Whit Sunday
Dansk: Pinsesøndag

Whit Monday

The day after pentacost.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 9 June 25 May 16 May
Day of week Monday Monday Monday
Translations of: Whit Monday
Dansk: 2. Pinsedag

Day of Valdemar

Celebration of Valdemar II of Denmark's victory in a battle in Estonia in 1219, at which Denmark got its national flag Dannebrog.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 15 June 15 June 15 June
Day of week Sunday Monday Wednesday
Translations of: Day of Valdemar
Dansk: Valdemars dag

Saint John's Day

Saint John's Day celebrated St. John the Baptist and midsummer. The day is celebrated the evening before with bonfires.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 24 June 24 June 24 June
Day of week Tuesday Wednesday Friday
Translations of: Saint John's Day
Dansk: Sankt Hans Dag

Saint Martin's Eve

Saint Martin of Tours was forced to become a bishop by his parishioners and tried to hide in a barn. However, the noise of the geese gave him away. As "revenge" Danes traditionally eat duck or goose this evening.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 10 November 10 November 10 November
Day of week Monday Tuesday Thursday
Translations of: Saint Martin's Eve
Dansk: Mortensaften

Saint Lucy's Day

Catholic day that was located on winter solstice before the European calendar reform.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 13 December 13 December 13 December
Day of week Saturday Sunday Tuesday
Translations of: Saint Lucy's Day
Dansk: Sankta Lucia

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, is the day before Christmas Day, a holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 24 December 24 December 24 December
Day of week Wednesday Thursday Saturday
Translations of: Christmas Eve
Dansk: Juleaften

Christmas Day

A religious holiday, to commemorate the birth of Jesus.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 25 December 25 December 25 December
Day of week Thursday Friday Sunday
Translations of: Christmas Day
Dansk: Juledag

Second day of Christmas

The day after Christmas Day

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 26 December 26 December 26 December
Day of week Friday Saturday Monday
Translations of: Second day of Christmas
Dansk: 2. Juledag

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve or Old Year's Night is on 31 December, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day.

Year 2014 2015 2016
Date 31 December 31 December 31 December
Day of week Wednesday Thursday Saturday
Translations of: New Year's Eve
Dansk: Nytårsaften