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Denmark : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Denmark : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday March 23, 2018School holidays 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Maundy Thursday*Thursday March 29, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday April 3, 2018School holidays 
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Common Prayer Day*Friday April 27, 2018Protestant 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 9, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Bank Holiday*Friday May 11, 2018Banks only 
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Mother's Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Copenhaguen Marathon*Sunday May 13, 2018Sports events 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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Whitsunday**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (end)Tuesday May 22, 2018School holidays 
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Royal Danish Air Force Airshow**Sunday June 10, 2018Tradeshows 
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St John's Day*Sunday June 24, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (beginning)Saturday June 30, 2018School holidays 
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Roskilde music festival**Saturday June 30, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 13, 2018School holidays 
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Copenhagen Pride**Monday August 13, 2018Culture 
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Internationale Odense Filmfestival**Sunday August 26, 2018Culture 
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Siege of Groningen Day*Tuesday August 28, 2018Culture 
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Rosh Hashanah**Monday September 10, 2018cards/flowers 
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Odense Marathon*Sunday September 30, 2018Sports events 
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Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 23, 2018

School holidays :


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday March 29, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Easter holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

School holidays :


Queen's Birthday -
Tuesday April 16, 2019

Culture :


Common Prayer Day -
Friday April 27, 2018

Protestant : Also named Store Bededag (or Dýri biðidagu in the Faroe Islands)


Maj-kat -
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Culture : End of April Fools' Day month. Cat is mentioned because cats born in May are supposed to be bad omen. Jokes are performed all over the country.


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

School holidays :


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Bank Holiday -
Friday May 11, 2018

Banks only : From 2008 onwards


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Probably linked with a celebration in England in the 1600s ( Mothering Sunday ). Honored all mothers in England. Mothering Sunday gave poor servants who lived and worked for the wealthy a day off to actually go home and dedicate time to their mothers. Mothering Cake , a special cake, was common for the celebration.


Copenhaguen Marathon -
Sunday May 13, 2018

Sports events : Http://copenhagenmarathon.dk/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

School holidays :


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

School holidays :


Whitsunday -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

School holidays :


Constitution Day -
Wednesday June 5, 2019

Secular holiday : The first constitution on which the democracy lies dates the 5 June 1849 In this occasion, several politicians give speeches in different public areas in order to celebrate it. Celebrations do not have any military meaning.


Fathers' Day -
Wednesday June 5, 2019

cards/flowers :


Royal Danish Air Force Airshow -
Sunday June 10, 2018

Tradeshows : Http://danishairshow.dk in Aalborg Air Force Base, Northern Jutland 2018 edition confirmed


St John's Day -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Culture : Ivan Kupala Day (St John Baptist)


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Saturday June 30, 2018

School holidays :


Roskilde music festival -
Saturday June 30, 2018

Culture : Lasts 4 days www.Roskilde-festival.dk in Roskilde 2018 edition confirmed


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 13, 2018

School holidays :


Copenhagen Pride -
Monday August 13, 2018

Culture : Http://www.copenhagenpride.dk/ in Copenhagen 2018 edition confirmed


Internationale Odense Filmfestival -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Culture : Http://www.filmfestival.dk in Odense 2018 edition confirmed


Siege of Groningen Day -
Tuesday August 28, 2018

Culture : 'Gronings Ontzet’ is the celebration of the raising of the Siege of Groningen in 1672.


Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018

cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday


Odense Marathon -
Sunday September 30, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.hcamarathon.dk 2018 edition confirmed
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