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Danish Father's Day

While most of the world will be celebrating Father's Day on June 15 this year, Denmark will celebrate it on June 5. It is only one of several countries who deviates from the more common observation date that happens on the 3rd Sunday of June as was started in the US. Apparently, the different date has something to do about failing to inform the public and press about the change of observation date.


Mother's Day in Denmark

Like many countries all over the world, Denmark celebrates Mother's Day every second week of May. Known as the Mors Dag, it is a tradition observed since 1929 to honor mothers by giving gifts or doing something special for them during the day. The initial reasons for starting the tradition was borne out of social purposes although it is openly acknowledged that it was inspired by the Mother's Day celebrations in the US.


Couples who are looking into holding their wedding in a foreign country may include Denmark in their list of considered countries. This is not only because of the different environment it offers but also of its relatively relaxed requirements as compared to other countries. This is not to say however that anyone who chooses to do so can get married in Denmark since there are still necessary requirements to be provided.


Valentine's Day in Denmark

The people of Denmark celebrate Valentine's Day in a very traditional way. Cards, flowers, and love notes are the three main components of the celebration. There are however some ways that are uniquely Danish in practice.

Valentine's Day celebrations started rather late in Denmark. The Danes apparently only warmed up to the idea sometime during the early 1990s. They fashioned it from the American custom but made modifications. Thus the Danish Valentine resulted which is celebrated with much fanfare and activity.


Denmark holds an impressive record in the subject of gender equality. It does not take the issue lightly as evidenced by existing legislative acts that will ensure adherence to it. Gender equality is said to be one of the reasons why Denmark is the happiest country in the world.