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When is Independence Day in Denmark (Constitution Day)?


Question: When is Independence Day in Denmark (Constitution Day)?
What is the date of Independence Day in Denmark, and what does it have to do with the Danish constitution? Are there any Independence Day celebrations on this day?
Answer: Known locally as Constitution Day, Independence Day in Demark is on June 5, which is the national holiday. It is called Constitution Day because it commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution of 1849 (making Denmark a constitutional monarchy) and the constitution of 1953.

Denmark celebrates its Independence Day through a public holiday (business closures). Unfortunately, Constitution Day in Denmark is not widely used for celebrating the constitution through public events as in other countries, especially Independence Day/Constitution Day in Norway. However, it does leave families free to spend this day with each other - after all, June 5 is also Father's Day in Denmark!

In Danish, Constitution Day is called "Grundlovsdag".
This article is part of the series Independence Days in Scandinavia.

Learn more about other June events, along with monthly weather, activities and packing tips in Scandinavia in June and also visit National Holidays in Scandinavia!

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