Christmas Day in Denmark ― Date, History, and Details

Christmas Day in Denmark

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History of Christmas Day in Denmark and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Christmas in Denmark is celebrated on December 25th, just like in many other countries around the world. The holiday season in Denmark begins on December 1st with the start of Advent, and ends on January 6th with Epiphany.

On Christmas Eve, most families will have a large dinner together and exchange gifts. Many people attend church services on Christmas Eve as well. The day of Christmas itself is usually spent with family, eating good food, and relaxing.

One of the most popular Christmas traditions in Denmark is the Julefrokost, or Christmas lunch. This is a large meal, usually with lots of pork, that is eaten on either December 24th or 25th. Another popular tradition is the Julestrømper, or Christmas socks. These are special socks that are hung by the fireplace on Christmas Eve, and are filled with candy and small presents for the children.