Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Denmark

  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival's website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Denmark.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Denmark. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn't a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.


May 1:  May Day (parades, some closures)

May 16:  Common Prayer Day (businesses closed)

May 29:  Ascension Day

June 5:  Constitution Day (businesses closed)

June 8–9:  Pentecost and Whit Monday

June 23:  Sankthansaften (St. John's Eve; midsummer festival)

June 28–July 6:  Roskilde Festival (music and culture)

July 4–13:  Copenhagen Jazz Festival

July 12–19:  International Jazz Festival (Aarhus)

August 18–24:  Hans Christian Andersen Festival (Odense)

August 29–September 7:  Aarhus Festival (music, dance, theater)

Mid-November–December 23:  Christmas Fair in Tivioli Garden, Copenhagen

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 26:  Boxing Day


January 1:  New Year's Day

January 6:  Epiphany

February:  Vinterjazz (winter jazz festival, across Denmark)

April 3–6:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday)