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Read more about Pentecost 5 June is the anniversary of the coming in force of the first Danish Constitution, the June Constitution of 1849.The day, which in many places is a full or half holiday, is celebrated around the country with political rallies, which especially formerly were in the nature of popular festivals, for instance on the popular nature spots Himmelbjerget and Skamlingsbanken in Jutland.It is also Father’s Day, which was introduced from the USA in 1935.According to the legend, the Danish flag, Dannebrog, on this day fell from the sky by Lyndanise in Estonia, where King Valdemar II the Victorious was crusading in 1219.The day has gradually become more of a festival day than a campaign day.After having been occupied by Germany since 9 April 1940, Denmark became free again on .Since 1913, the day has been a national flag day when little Danish flags are sold.
Shrovetide is a children’s festival, they dress up – usually on Quinquagesima Sunday – and go around with their collection tins which they try to get filled with money.
The Danes often meet with family and friends to have dinner together.
If the weather is good, they then proceed to a local bonfire venue. John's Eve All Saints’ Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday in November, was originally a commemoration day for the dead saints held on 1 November.
In the early 1990s, the Danes began to celebrate Valentine’s Day as the great day of love, inspired by the American custom.
It is especially the young and people in love who use the day as an occasion to show their love for each other.