Public Holidays - Christian Holy Days & Flag Days in Denmark - 2022-2023

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Public Holidays - Christian Holy Days & Flag Days
in Denmark - 2023
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2022-2023
Christian Holydays - as Public Holidays in Denmark

Christian Holydays since 1536
The Danes traditionally celebrate five very important holy occasions and holidays during a year - which has been a great custom for numerous generations - and is part of the Danes public holiday tradition based upon the yearly Christian Calendar that includes Christmas (Jul) - Easter (Påske) - Great Prayer Day (Store Bededag) - Ascension Day (Kristi himmelfartsdag) - and Whitsun-Pentecost (Pinse) - as the Danish Vikings fortunately chose Christianity during the 900s, as their faith - and the Danes have been Protestants - and belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran faith since The Protestant Reformation in 1536.

 
Christmas Holydays
All Christmas Holydays are celebrated Public Holidays in Denmark. (Jul)
Easter Holydays
All Easter Holydays are commemorated Public Holidays in Denmark. (Påske)
Great Prayer Day - Holyday
Great Prayer Day and Holyday - is a Public Holiday in Denmark. (Store Bededag)
Ascension Day - Holyday
Ascension Day is a Holyday and Public Holiday in Denmark. (Kristi himmelfartsdag)
Whitsun - Holydays
Whitsun Monday is a Holyday and celebratory Public holiday in Denmark. (Pinse)
 
National Flag Days in Denmark
National Flags on busses - trains & public buildings
On National Flag Days - all public busses and trains will drive with the Danish Flag - as well as all public buildings will be flagging with the
Danish Flag. The National Flag will also be hoisted all over town - when any Royal or Prominent person is visiting Denmark.
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is a Flag Day and Holyday in Denmark - welcoming everyone into a new and prosperous New Year.
Denmark's Liberation
The Liberation of Denmark in 1945 - is a National Flag Day - and is celebrated heartily by all Danes.
Constitution Day
Constitution Day in Denmark (Grundlovsdag 1849) - is a National Flag Day - and celebrated joyfully all over Denmark.
"Dannebrog"
The Danish flag "Dannebrog" fell down from the sky in 1219 - and is commemorated all over Denmark on June 15.
Memorial Day
Flag Day for Honouring Danish military personnel and veterans - who have bravely served Denmark in conflict zones abroad.
 
 
Public Holidays - Christian Holy Days & Flag Days in Denmark
Public Holidays &
Christian Holydays
Date
National Flag Days
Date
Year
 
Christmas Eve
(Commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Holyday & Public Holiday. (Juleaften - Fejringen af Jesu fødsel)
December 24
   
2022
Christmas Day.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
(1. Juledag)
December 25
Christmas Day
(1. Juledag)
December 25
2022
2nd Christmas Day. Holyday & Public Holiday.
Boxing Day. (2. Juledag)
December 26
   
2022
 
New Year's Day.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
January 1
New Year’s Day (Nytårsdag)
January 1
2023
 
    Crown Princess Mary's 50th Birthday
February 5
2023
    Princess Marie's Birthday
February 6
2023
       
    Easter Sunday  (Palmesøndag)
April 2
2023
Easter: Maundy Thursday. Holyday & Public Holiday.
(Påske - Skærtorsdag)
April 6
   
2023
Easter: Good Friday.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
(Påske - Langfredag)
April 7
Easter: Good Friday (On Half-Staff - all day)
(Påske - Langfredag)  
April 7
2023
Easter Monday.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
(Påskedag)
April 9
   
2023
    Occupation of Denmark 1940
(Besættelse af Danmark 1940)
(On Half-Staff until 12.00 a.m.)  
April 9
2023
       
    Queen Margrethe II's Birthday
April 16
2023
    Princess Benedikte's Birthday
April 29
2023
International Workers' Day and Labour Day Celebration.
(Public Holiday for Danish Blue-Collar Workers)
May 1
   
2023
    Denmark's Liberation - 1945
(Danmarks befrielse)
(Nazi Occupation - 1940-1945)
May 5
2023
       
Day of Prayer.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
(Store Bededag)
May 5
Day of Prayer
(Store Bededag)
May 5
2023
Ascension Day.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
(Kristi Himmelfartsdag)
May 18
Ascension Day
(Kristi Himmelfartsdag)
May 18
2023
       
    Crown Prince Frederik's Birthday
May 26
2023
       
    Whitsun Sunday
(Pinsedag)
May 28
2023
Whitsun Monday.
Holyday & Public Holiday.
(2. Pinsedag)
May 29
   
2023
Constitution Day.
Public Holiday.
(Grundlovsdag)
June 5
Constitution Day
(Grundlovsdag)
June 5
2023
       
    Prince Joachim's Birthday
June 7
2023
       
    Valdemar's Day - Commemorating the Danish flag "Dannebrog" (1219) - and reunification with Southern Jutland 1920
(Valdemarsdag)
June 15
2023
       
    Flag Day for Honouring Danish military personnel and veterans - who have bravely served Denmark in conflict areas abroad.
(Flagdag for Danmarks udsendte samt hyldest til modige danske soldater og veteraner i konfliktområder verden over)
September 5
2023
       
 
 
Summer Time - 2023 - "Daylight Saving Time"
Summer Time in Denmark will start from Sunday, March 26 - 2023 - until Sunday, October 29 - 2023. All clocks to be changed and set one hour forward to begin the "Daylight Saving Time" (Summer Time) in Denmark on Sunday, March 26 - 2023 - and all clocks to be changed and set one hour back, after the Summer Time Season on Sunday, October 29 - 2023.


Summer time in Denmark
- 2023
Summer time in Denmark 2023 - is from Sunday, March 26 - and
the Summer Time "Daylight Saving Time" season - spans over 8 - spring - summer and autumn months in Denmark - and is from end of March, to end of October every year. Time Zone: UCT+1.

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"Daylight Saving Time" (DST) in Denmark. Summer Time.
The first time "Daylight Saving Time" (DST) was introduced in Denmark was in 1916 - during World War I (1914-1919). The second time was during World War II in 1939 (Denmark 1940-1945) - and in the years that immediately followed up to 1948. The third and last time was in the summer of 1980 - when "Daylight Saving Time" (DST) was introduced - as we know it today. Summer Time in Denmark stretches from the last weekend of March - to the last weekend of October. Summer time in Denmark celebrated its 100 year jubilee in 2016 - and since been practiced all over the Danish Kingdom.


 
 
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