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Danish Fixed Feast Days




January 1st:
Latin: Novi Anni Circumcisio; Circumcisio domini
Danish: Jesu Omskærelse; Nytaarsdag
English: Circumcision of the Lord; New Year's Day

January 6th:
Latin: Trium Regum; Ephiphania; Sanct Rex Tertia
Danish: Hellig Tre Konger; Epiphanis
English: Epiphany

February 2nd:
Latin: Purifcatio Beatus Virgo Maria; Gundelarum
Danish: Mariæ Renselse; Kyndelmisse
English: Purification of the Virgin Mary

February 11th:
Latin: Festo Liberationis Patriæ; Festo Gratiarum Actio
Danish: Fest Grat. Act.; Fest Halleluja; Taksigelsen Fest; Taksigelsesdag
English: Thanksgiving (for the failure of the Swedish Assault on Copenhagen on 11 February 1659)

February 20th:
Latin: Eucharias; Eucherius
Danish: Eucharias
English: Eucherius (Saint, Bishop of Orléans, died 743)

March 25th:
Latin: Annunciato
Danish: Mariæ Bebudelse; Inkarnation
English: Annunciation Day
Note: After 1771 a Movable Feast Day, the 5th Sunday in Lent (= Judica)

May 1st:
Latin: Philippi Jacobi dies
Danish: Philip og Jacobs dag; Valborgsdag; Voldermisse; Majdag
English: May Day

June 24th:
Latin: Sanctus (Sct.) Iohannes
Danish: Sankt (Skt.) Hans
English: John the Baptist

July 2nd:
Latin: Vistatio Beatus Virgo Maria
Danish: Mariæ Besøgelse
English: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15th:
Latin: Assumtio Beatus Maria
Danish: Mariæ Himmelfart
English: Assumption of Mary

September 29th:
Latin: Festum Michaelis Archangelum
Danish: Sankt (Skt.) Michels Dag; Michelsdag; Mikkelsdag
English: Feast of the Archangels; Michaelmas

November 1st:
Latin: Omnium Sanctorum
Danish: Alle Helgensdag
English: All Saints Day

November 2nd:
Latin: Animarum
Danish: Alle Sjæles Dag
English: Alle Souls Day

November 11th:
Latin: Martinmas
Danish: Sankt (Skt.) Mortens Dag; Morten Bisp; Mortensdag
English: Saint (St.) Martin's Day

December 25th:
Latin: Nativitas; Natio Christi; Feria Nativ
Danish: Juledag
English: Christmas Day

December 26th:
Latin: Stephanus; Protomartyr
Danish: Sankt (Skt.) Stephan; Stefanus; 2 Juledag
English: Saint (St.) Stephen's Day; Boxing Day


FamilySearch has a handy Movable Feast Day Calendar for Denmark.


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