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Holidays & Observances in Denmark

Denmark in a peninsula in northern Europe bordered by the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The culture of Denmark is very laid back and relaxed. Most Danes are Lutherans, but they often attend church only on holidays and special occasions, so Christian holidays are especially important and widespread. The most important of these holidays are Easter, Christmas, and St. Martin’s Day, which marks the beginning of winter and is celebrated with light ceremonies like bonfires and processions of children with lanterns. Lent and Holy Week are widely celebrated as well, with many people attending church throughout the season.

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
St. Martin's Day St. Martin's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Advent Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity