National Day of Denmark

national dayNational Day of Denmark The National Day of Denmark  is on the 5 June (Constitution of 1849). It is also known as Danish Constitution Day. This celebrates the signing of the Danish Constitution of 1849. Likewise which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy and paved the way for democracy in the country.

National Day of Denmark

Accordingly this event is celebrated annually in Denmark as Constitution Day, or Grundlovsdag. As you will note that 1849 was a significant year in the history of Denmark. This mainly as they adopted the Danish Constitution, which transformed the country into a constitutional monarchy. Before this Denmark was an absolute monarchy. The King wielding complete power over the government and people. However, a series of liberal reforms in the early 19th century paved the way for greater democracy and popular participation in government.

The drafting of the new constitution began in 1848, in response to widespread unrest and demands for reform across Europe.The National Day of Denmark is an important day for Danes, as it celebrates the country’s democratic values and its long history as a nation. Likewise there is the National Day of Norway as well as the National Day of Iceland and the National Day of Germany.

Public Holidays in Denmark

Here are the main ones:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  • Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter Sunday)
  • Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday)
  • Easter Sunday and Monday (in late March or early April)
  • General Prayer Day (the fourth Friday after Easter)
  • Ascension Day (40 days after Easter)
  • Whit Sunday and Monday (50 days after Easter)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)
  • Boxing Day (December 26th)
See also  National Day of Lesotho

Likewise in addition to these, there are also some regional holidays, such as the Constitution Day (June 5th), which is celebrated in Copenhagen and some other parts of Denmark, and Saint John’s Eve (June 23rd), which is celebrated in the region of Midsummer

 

 

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