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Daemon
Posted: Friday, June 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Denmark Constitution Day

This public holiday commemorates the constitution signed on June 5, 1849, that made Denmark a constitutional monarchy, and the one signed on June 5, 1953, that created parliamentary reforms. A parade takes place in Copenhagen, and other festivities are held in villages throughout Denmark. More...
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Did you know?
This day is also Father's Day in Denmark, a tradition adopted by the Danish in 1935, but did you know that a PR failure in 1949 meant it didn't become celebrated on the same day as the rest of Scandanavia?



Across Scandinavia, the tradition of a Father's Day was adopted in the 1930's. Originally the American date was used, but in 1949 the Nordic countries decided to move it to the second Sunday in November. This was partly to place it half a year away from Mother's Day but also it was chosen to increase sales in an otherwise quiet trading period before Christmas. The only country who didn't fall in line was Denmark. They forgot to inform the public and press about the date change, so Father's Day remained on the same day as their other early June holiday, Constitution Day.

http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/denmark/constitution_day.php
johnfl
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happy fathers day to all you denmarkens
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Happy Constitution Day, Denmark! We hear a lot about Denmark in Australia. The wife of the Danish heir to the throne is an Aussie. We hear a lot about Princess Mary every time she comes home for a family visit.
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