CPH Post

This week's dates | Don't forget about Dad


Fathers are underrated (Photo: Colourbox)

June 5, 2014
07:04

by The Copenhagen Post


This week's dates:

June 5: 
Grundlovsdag

Denmark doesn't have a national day, so Constitution Day on Thursday is the closest we get. In 1849, Denmark signed its first democratic constitution on June 5. It was later revised in 1915 and for the last time in 1953 on the same date again.

It used to be a holiday, but now workplaces mark it in their own way. Usually people leave work at noon when most stores also close.

June 5:
Fars Dag

Fathers always get overlooked, even on the day that is specifically dedicated to them.

It's unclear why Father's Day, introduced from the US in 1935, had to be on the same day as Constitution Day, a far more important holiday.

A brief attempt to move the date in the 1950s didn't really catch on. Try to remember to buy your dad a beer on Constitution Day. He deserves it.




Latest Comments

Is Schengan german for Schmuck?

(Jon Paris King on November 16, 2014 22:25)

She's very annoying, snobby, and i love her

(Dave Darlington on November 16, 2014 21:20)

I find that your article has the beginnings of a sluggish government who...

(Nickolaus Hendel on November 16, 2014 16:28)

Come on, stop these sham paid articles. reality is totally the opposite of...

(Sri Iyer on November 16, 2014 14:59)

(Not) sorry to say, but freedom of speech and freedom of expression laws were...

(Hunter McCann on November 16, 2014 14:11)

Video from the performance here...

(Uwe Max Jensen on November 16, 2014 10:40)

"Underwear is not supposed to be funny" Ok, so perhaps it's supposed to be...

(Jens Rost on November 15, 2014 23:51)

Add the Faroe Islands and Greenland to the list as independant members in the...

(Elias Guðjónsson on November 15, 2014 20:14)

A Simple question:- Calling highly qualified people for fulfilling the...

(Lila Devi Gautam Ghimire on November 15, 2014 13:39)

I`m sure that the teachers are pissed off because now they have to work for...

(Jon Paris King on November 15, 2014 12:53)