Danish traditions

In order to understand Danes better it is important to also to know the important days and events in Denmark and the Danish traditions that go along with them.

If you know the why-how-where you will be able to participate, join events and meet people.

Add the most important public holidays for 2013 and reminder-days to your calendar
Add Danish public holidays to your calendar


January Three Kings day (Tre konger)
End-of season sales (Salg)
February Carnival (Fastelavn)
March Danish Easter (Påske)
April April Fool's Day (Aprilsnar)
May May 1 - Workers Day
Great Prayer day (Store bededag)
Pentecoast / Whitsun (Pinse)
June June 5 - Constitution day (Grundlovsdag)
Midsummer (Sankt Hans)
November Mortensaften
December Advent
Santa Lucia's Day
Æbleskiver and gløgg
Christmas lunches (Jule frokost)
Christmas markets (Julemarked)
Christmas cards (Julekort)
Christmas Eve (Jul)
New Year's Eve (Nyt År)
Anytime Wish lists
Gift exchange practice  

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