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Public holidays in Denmark

Public holidays in Denmark in 2017:

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Nytårsdag

New Year´s Day - January 1

Palmesøndag

Palm Sunday - April 9

Skærtorsdag

Maundy Thursday - April 13

Langfredag

Good Friday - April 14

Påskedag

Easter Sunday - April 16

2. påskedag

Easter Monday - April 17

Store bededag

General Prayer Day - May 12

Kristi Himmelfartsdag

Ascension Day - May 25

Pinsedag

Whit Sunday - June 4

2. pinsedag

Whit Monday - June 5

1 juledag

Christmas Day - December 25

2. juledag

Second day of Christmas - December 26

Additional days off at SDU are:
Constitution Day (5 June), Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year´s Eve (31 December). The last Friday of October is SDU’s annual celebration (Årsfest) and SDU closes at 12.00.

Doctor/dentist:
It is possible to have time off without any salary deduction during an appointment with your doctor or dentist by further agreement with head of your department.

Special occasions:
It is possible to take the day off without any salary deduction by further agreement with the head of your department on the occasion of:

  • Your own 25th, 40th or 50th anniversary in the State’s service.
  • Your own, your children’s or a sibling’s wedding.
  • Your own or your parents’ 25th, 50th or 60th wedding anniversary.
  • Serious illness, death or a funeral in the immediate family, i.e. spouse/cohabiting partner, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, parents in law or children in law.
  • Your own moving.

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