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.
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January 1:  New Year’s Day (closures)

February:  Vinterjazz (winter jazz festival, across Denmark)

April 2–6:  Easter weekend (Maundy Thursday through Easter Monday)

May 1:  May Day (parades, some closures); also (in 2015) Common Prayer Day (Store Bededag, closures)

May 14:  Ascension Day (closures)

May 24–25:  Pentecost and Whit Monday (closures)

June 5:  Constitution Day (some closures)

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

June 27–July 5:  Roskilde Festival (music and culture)

Mid-July:  Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Mid-July:  International Jazz Festival (Aarhus)

Mid-August:  Hans Christian Andersen Festival (Odense)

Early September:  Aarhus Festival (music, dance, theater)

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

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)

December 26:  Boxing Day (closures)