Danish traditions: Whitsun / Pentecoast

Whitsun / Pentecost – 50 days after Easter – celebrates the birth of the church and its proclamation to the people.
The holidays around Pentecost consist of Whit Sunday and Whit Monday.

Danes say that on Whitsun, the sun is dancing. For this reason they go out early in the morning to have a walk or to have a coffee (and the tough guys also a Gammel Dansk) to places where the sun can be seen.

In 2013, Whitsun is celebrated on May 19 / 20.

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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