Time for the kids to dress up as the village people

Halmtorvet & Carslberg City, Cph V; 6-8 June; karneval-kbh.dk

Whether you enjoy dressing up and donning fancy headgear disguises, or the buzz of watching exotic dance performances, there’s something for everyone over the Whitsun weekend as Copenhagen Carnival, complete with its dancing girls in racy outfits, takes over our streets. And that includes the kids!

All those wishing to take part in the  Children’s Parade should gather on Saturday June 7 at 9am on Halmtorvet, from where they will move onto the DGI-city children’s area just around the corner. Parents are encourages to dress their kids up. Princesses, cowboys, cops, firemen, cats and tigers are all welcome at the Carnival. The more extraordinary the better. 

In their special area, the youngsters can learn how to play music and dance, get their faces painted and play games, while the organisers assess how the children can participate in the many shows and parades specifically for the young − and the young at heart. 

The  Children’s Parade will then embark at 11am for Købmagergade and Kultorvet where it will join forces with other groups from near and far, all wearing their colourful costumes, playing the drums and blowing their whistles. 
There are also events planned for Sunday 8 June at the DGI-town and on Halmtorvet.





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.