Holidays & Leisure

Holidays and festivities 2017


Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day National holiday
Feb 26 Sunday Carnival Observance
Mar 26 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 9 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
Apr 13 Thursday Maundy Thursday National holiday
Apr 14 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 16 Sunday Easter Day National holiday
Apr 17 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Monday Labor Day / May Day Observance
May 12 Friday Great Prayer Day National holiday
May 25 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
Jun 4 Sunday Whit Sunday National holiday
Jun 5 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
Jun 5 Monday Constitution Day Observance
Oct 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Tuesday 2nd Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 31 Sunday New Year’s Eve Observance


School holidays (not colleges and universities)

Autumn holiday – 1 week (mid October)

Christmas holiday – 12-14 days
Winter holiday – 1 week (mid February)

Easter holiday – 8 days (March/April)

Summer holiday – 6 weeks (July/August)




About living in Denmark:


It is very common for Danes to join a sports club or to do after school activities. There is a large range of possibilities both especially in the cities and towns, a little less in the rural areas.


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