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Denmark Public Holidays

Denmark holidays

Danish public holidays are by law set to be the same as the holidays defined by the Danish Church. Under normal circumstances, employees across the country enjoy these days off.

  • January 1 New Year's Day
  • varies - Palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter)
  • varies - Maundy Thursday (Thursday before Easter)
  • varies - Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
  • varies - Easter (usually in April)
  • varies - Easter Monday (Easter Sunday + 1 day)
  • varies - Prayer Day (4th Friday after Easter)
  • varies - Ascension Day (40 days after Easter)
  • varies - Pentecost (7 weeks after Easter)
  • varies - Pentecost Monday (Pentecost + 1 day)
  • December 25 First Day of Christmas
  • December 26 Second Day of Christmas


Some of these special days (shown below) are political decisions, and some from 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.
  • varies - Fastelavn (Seven weeks before Easter)
  • May 1 Labor Day
  • June 5 Constitution Day
  • June 23 Summer Solstice Eve
  • November 10 St. Martin's Day Eve
  • December 13 St. Lucy's Day
  • December 24 Christmas Eve
  • December 31 New Year's Eve

Denmark St Lucy Day

St. Lucy celebration Arria Belli at en.wikipedia

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