Denmark was liberated on 5 May 1945 and this date has been celebrated annually ever since. To mark the occasion, the Danes traditionally put lit candles in their windows.
Shrovetide is a Danish Christian children’s festival. The children dress up in traditional Danish outfits on Quinquagesima Sunday (the Sunday before Ash Wednesday) and walk around with collection tins, trying to collect money from the adults.
Vlademar’s Day (June 15th) is so named after a victorious crusade in the thirteenth century by Danish King Valdemar II. Nowadays, the day is celebrated by the selling of miniature Danish national flags.