Public Holidays in Denmark 2012


In Denmark the recognized national holidays are based on the important events of Jesus Christ. These national holidays are non working holidays except those who are working in the airports, hospitals, police etc and most of the shops are closed. But as an aupair in Denmark there is no written rules that they also don’t have to work. This one of the flaw of the danish aupair rules that it is not it stated in the immigration service website therefore the aupair are at the mercy of their host families. Now that the relationship of host family and the aupair is that “employee and employeer relationship” is it just right to assume that they should also enjoy these public holidays?. In my experience in counselling aupairs I notice that most Host families still required their aupairs to work during these days  because  it was not agreed before hand or some thought that it is ok with aupair or others just don’t care. So I   suggest to the aupair to look at the National Holidays especially next week is the Easter holiday which last 5 days (inluding Saturday ) to talk to your host if you can also have free during these holidays.

National Holidays 2012 in Denmark
Date Day Holiday (English) Helligdag (Danish)
January 1, 2012  Sunday New Year Nyt År
April 05, 2012 Thursday Maundy Thursday Skærtorsdag
April 06, 2012 Friday Good Friday Langtfredag
April 08, 2012 Sunday Easter Påskedag
April 09, 2012 MOnday 2nd Easter 2.Påskedag
May 04, 2012 Friday National Prayer Day Store Bededag
May 17, 2012 Thursday Ascension Day Kristi Himmelfartsdag
May 27, 2012 Sunday Whit Sunday Pinsedag
May 28, 2012 Monday Whit Monday 2. Pinsedag
December 24, 2012 Monday Christmas Eve juleaften
December 25, 2012 Tuesday Christmas Day juledag
December 26, 2012 Wednesday 2nd Christmas Day 2. juledag
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  1. Helo po,ask q lng po sana kung san po pwede mag renew ng passport d2 sa denmark?thanks po

  2. Walang embassy dito kaya aabangan mo ang Mobile passporting ng Phil. Embassy.or always cehck ang

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