Denmark Constitution Day around the world in 2020

Denmark Constitution Day around the world in 2020
  How long until Denmark Constitution Day?
This holiday next takes place in 134 days.
  Dates of Denmark Constitution Day around the world
2022 Various Jun 5
DenmarkSun, Jun 5Government Holiday
Faroe IslandsSun, Jun 5National Holiday
2021 Various Jun 5
DenmarkSat, Jun 5Government Holiday
Faroe IslandsSat, Jun 5National Holiday
2020 Various Jun 5
DenmarkFri, Jun 5Government Holiday
Faroe IslandsFri, Jun 5National Holiday
2019 Various Jun 5
DenmarkWed, Jun 5Government Holiday
Faroe IslandsWed, Jun 5National Holiday
2018 Various Jun 5
DenmarkTue, Jun 5Government Holiday
Faroe IslandsTue, Jun 5National Holiday
Constitution Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849
  Which countries observe Denmark Constitution Day in 2020?
Denmark  DenmarkJun 5Government Holiday
Faroe Islands  Faroe IslandsJun 5National Holiday

When is Constitution Day?

This holiday is always celebrated on 5th June.

While Constitution Day is not a national public holiday, government offices, banks and educational establishments are closed and most shops are closed by law.

Private companies can decide whether to give employees a holiday and in some cases, this may be a half day holiday. We would still recommend avoiding any meetings with colleagues or clients from Denmark on this day.

History of Constitution Day

Constitution Day (Danish: Grundlovsdag) commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849 by Frederik the VII, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy.

From 1660 until 1849 Denmark had been an absolute monarchy.

The day has added significance as women were given the vote on 5 June 1915.

It additionally honours the constitution of 1953, which was adopted on the same day.

Almost all workplaces and shops in Denmark will be closed on this particular day.

Traditions on this day include enjoying the early summer weather while listening to political speeches on the state of the government.

While it is the closest day to a national day for the Danish, the day is not widely used to celebrate the constitution as is seen in other countries, for example Norway.

Father's Day

This day is also Father's Day in Denmark, a tradition adopted by the Danish in 1935, but did you know that a PR failure in 1949 meant it isn't celebrated on the same day as the rest of Scandanavia?

Did you know?

Three facts about Denmark Constitution Day

The flag of Denmark is the oldest still in use today. According to legend, the flag came into Danish possession during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219.

Denmark stretches along a coast of 7,314 km, which is longer than the Chinese Wall. It corresponds to almost one and a half metre of coast per inhabitant.

Denmark has more than twice the amount of bicycles (4.2 million) than cars (1.8 million). Cyclists in Copenhagen pedal more than 1.13 million km on their bicycles each day. 35% of all journeys in Copenhagen are made by bicycle.

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