Nay to May Day: Iconic workers’ day event cancelled for second year in a row

The good news for city dwellers is that at least the gathering ban on Christiania has been lifted after 100 days

Another year without May 1 celebrations (photo: screenshot)
April 22nd, 2021 12:10 pm| by Christian W

Yet another famous Copenhagen event has bitten the dust with news that May Day has been cancelled for the second straight year.

According to leading union organisation and event organiser FH, the workers’ day celebration on May 1 in Fælledparken will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The edition this year was expected to be a banner year as it was 150 years ago that Denmark’s labour movement was established.

Instead, the day will be marked by a number of virtual events and banners put up around the big park in Østerbro.

Last year was the first time the event in Fælledparken hadn’t been held since 1940 and the occupation of Denmark by the Nazis.

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Christiania open again
There was a bit of good news for Copenhagen residents, however.

The restrictions that closed Christiania to the public have finally been lifted after 100 days.

The measures were ushered in on January 7 in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

But because it is now permitted to gather up to 50 people outdoors again, as of yesterday, the restrictions are no longer necessary. 

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