New Year’s Day 2020 in Denmark

New year 2020 in Denmark is also undoubtedly one of the most joyous celebrations of the year. Just like the peeps all across the world who celebrate the Gregorian Calendar’s New Year on the 1st of January, the people of Denmark also follow the New Year’s celebrations with great joy and fervour. Copenhagen remains the most popular place where celebrations take place on a large scale. Let us now move on to take a look at how special the celebrations of New Year are in Denmark.

When is New Year’s Day in 2020?

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January, 2020

(Wednesday)

New Year in Denmark

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Denmark?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

How New Year Celebrations Take Place in Denmark?

It is a tradition to listen to the Queen’s speech on this very day by the people of Denmark. The speech starts at 6 and it is only after this that the people start getting ready for the celebrations with a glass of champagne.

Many restaurants also decide on New Year special menus, just like the way in which many night and music clubs offer extravagant New Year packages with a free entry, free bar as well as unlimited champagne. The traditional "kransekage" (which basically means wreath cake) is also cut when the clock strikes 12 and the New Year kicks in.

At exactly 12pm, it’s a tradition for the Danish people to gather on the Town Hall Square, located at the very heart of Copenhagen, to hear the clock tower ring on the occasion of the New Year.

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Wed, 1 January 2020
Next year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Last year: Tue, 1 January 2019
Type : National Holiday