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Public holidays in North Jutland

Photo: Mette Johnsen

Spring in Denmark means a lot of public holidays and time to be with the family and enjoy the warmer temperatures. North Jutland is the perfect destination for a spring getaway.


Temperatures are rising and the flowers are emerging from the winter hibernation. Nature is calling. Explore the many things North Jutland has to offer, from nature experiences to events and cosy towns. The spring also means oyster season in the Limfjord, and many other taste experiences around the northernmost part of Denmark. 

Easter holiday

Par i blomsterpark i Mariager
Mette Johnsen

The Easter holiday is the perfect time to spend time with friends and family. Easter also means lots of traditions and great food. Easter is not a set date each year, it can be from the beginning of March to the middle of Apil, so you never know what type of weather you may get in North Jutland. During this time of year the region comes to life, art exhibits markets and much start to emerge, read more about Easter in North Jutland.

General Prayer Day Holiday (Store Bededagsferien)

Store Bededagsferien, as it is known in Denmark, is on the 4th Friday after easter and three weeks before Pentecost. On this day it is a tradition in Denmark to eat wheat buns, as in olden times the baker was not allowed to work, so he hade to bake the bread the day before, and this became a tradition. Store Bededag is also the day where North Jutland's largest amusement park, Fårup Sommerland, opens its doors for the season. There are plenty of activities in North Jutland in the spring, visit the North Sea Oceanarium and explore the adventures that can happen under the surface of the ocean.

Ascensions day holiday

40 days after Easter is Ascension Day, Danes often use it as a long weekend holiday, as it is on Thursday, it is normal to have Friday off school or work as well. Spend your Ascension day weekend in nature or at one of the many attractions in North Jutland. What about a trip to Aalborg Zoo?


Familie på Løkken strand

Photo:Hans Ravn

Pentecost holiday

The long weekend or holiday of Pentecost is 50 days after Easter in May or June, and a popular time for Danes to go on a short family holiday. This time of year summer has started and many events are sprawling up everywhere. On the west coast, the Blokhus-Løkken Wind Festival will blow you away, with some its amazing shows. You can also enjoy these days at the beach or in the beautiful nature that is all over North Jutland.

Sommerhus i naturen

Photo:Mette Johnsen

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