Danish traditions: May 1 - Labour day

Labor day is celebrated in one way or the other in each country.
In some countries it is a public holiday. For May 1, the Danish labour day, this is, however, not the case in Denmark.

traditions Denmark: May 1Some companies may give the day off, but in general, white collar workers don't have a free day.

Demonstrations are organized and many left-wing speeches are held organized by the trade unions.

Stands are set up to serve food and beer and after the speeches have passed, it all turns into a festival.
Families meet and hold picnics until late in the afternoon.

The largest event is held in Copenhagen in "Fælledparken".
Join the crowd and enjoy the wonderful weather.

Read more information about other traditions in Denmark on our Website and also

in the Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark
The Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark

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