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Holiday Calendar in Denmark

Holiday Calendar in Denmark for 2021-2022 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.

List of Public Holidays and Observances in Denmark for 2021-2022 year

April 2021

Sunday 18 April - Dancing Cow Day in Denmark (On the third Sunday of April)
Friday 30 April - Great Prayer Day in Denmark (The 4th Friday after Easter Major Prayer Day)

May 2021

Wednesday 5 May - Liberation Day iin Denmark (This was the day that the German forces surrendered in Denmark under World War II)
Sunday 9 May - Motherís 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)
Thursday 13 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); Ascension of Jesus
Monday 24 May - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)

June 2021

Wednesday 2 June - Distortion in Copenhagen (Europeís biggest street party)
Wednesday 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)

July 2021

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November 2021

December 2021

Monday 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)

January 2022

February 2022

Sunday 27 February - Fastelavn in Denmark and Norway (day on which Shrove Monday can fall)

March 2022

April 2022

Friday 1 April - Maundy Thursday (Christian tradition. Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples before his cross suffering); April Foolsí Day
Monday 4 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway)
Tuesday 5 April - Easter Monday (Påskedag in Norway)


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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