Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Denmark

Danish pride comes out when the sun does — especially for Constitution Day in May.
  • 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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2016

April 22:  Common Prayer Day (Store Bededag, closures)

May 1:  May Day (parades, some closures)

May 5:  Ascension Day (closures)

May 15–16:  Pentecost and Whit Monday (closures)

June 5:  Constitution Day (some closures)

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

June 25–July 2:  Roskilde Festival (music and culture)

July 1–10:  Copenhagen Jazz Festival

July 9–16:  International Jazz Festival, Aarhus

August 16–23:  Hans Christian Andersen Festival, Odense

August 27–September 4:  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)

2017

January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

Feburary 26:  Carnival

February (3 weeks):  Vinterjazz, across Denmark (winter jazz festival)

April 13–17:  Easter weekend (Maundy Thursday through Easter Monday)

May 1:  May Day (parades, some closures)

May 12:  Common Prayer Day (Store Bededag, closures)

May 25:  Ascension Day (closures)

June 4–5:  Pentecost and Whit Monday (closures)

June 5:  Constitution Day (some closures)