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Holiday Calendar in Denmark

Holiday Calendar in Denmark for 2024-2025 year
Denmark is an energetic European nation with a yearly calendar full of events. The Denmark holidays and festivals range from religious celebrations to royal commemorations and sporting events. Whatever the season of the year, there really is something for everyone who decides to visit this wonderful country. Help us Help us 

List of Public Holidays and Observances in Denmark for 2024-2025 year

July 2024

Sunday 28 July - Ólavsøka Eve (Faroe Islands)

September 2024

October 2024

November 2024

December 2024

Friday 13 December - Lucia Festival (a tradition that is widespread in the countries of Northern Europe: Sweden, Denmark, Norway); Saint Lucia Day (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and parts of Italy. Dedicated to Saint Lucia's independence from the United Kingdom in 1979)

January 2025

February 2025

March 2025

Sunday 2 March - Fastelavn in Denmark and Norway (day on which Shrove Monday can fall)

April 2025

Thursday 17 April - Maundy Thursday (Christian tradition. Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples before his cross suffering)
Sunday 20 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Dancing Cow Day in Denmark (On the third Sunday of April); Easter
Monday 21 April - Easter Monday (Påskedag in Norway)
Saturday 26 April - International Sculpture Day (Held on the last Saturday of April)

May 2025

Monday 5 May - Liberation Day iin Denmark (This was the day that the German forces surrendered in Denmark under World War II)
Sunday 11 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Friday 16 May - Great Prayer Day in Denmark (The 4th Friday after Easter Major Prayer Day)
Monday 26 May - International Tattoo Festival in Denmark (Horsens Jail plays host to the unique Prison Ink festival in May, with graffiti and skateboarding as well as professional inkers on site)
Wednesday 28 May - Distortion in Copenhagen (Europe's biggest street party begins on the last Wednesday in May)

June 2025

Monday 9 June - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)
Monday 23 June - St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations (Roman Catholic Church, Europe: - Bonfires of Saint John in Spain; Festa del Poble in Andorra; First night of Festa de São João do Porto; First day of Golowan Festival in Cornwall; Jaaniõhtu in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Kupala Night in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Last day of Drăgaica fair in Buzău, Romania)


Some of these days derive from politics, and some from Roman Catholic traditions that predate the current national church. Some are simply the Scandinavian tradition of starting the celebrations of a special day on the evening before the actual day.
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