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Christmas Eve in Denmark

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Is Christmas Eve a Public Holiday?

Most shops will either be closed or have restricted trading hours. Pharmacies are permitted to open as normal.

Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, lights and tinsel during the Christmas season.

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About Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2017SunDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2018MonDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2018MonDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2019TueDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2019TueDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2020ThuDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2020ThuDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2021FriDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2021FriDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2022SatDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2022SatDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2023SunDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2023SunDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2024TueDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2024TueDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2025WedDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2025WedDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2026ThuDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day
2026ThuDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2027FriDec 24Christmas EveObservance
2027FriDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Trading Day

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.