2015: Important dates and events in Aarhus and at AU

Here is a list of important dates and events that take place throughout the year in Aarhus and at Aarhus University. This way you can keep up with what’s going on in your new home town

2015.01.27 | Gitte Bindzus Foldager

* = Flag day

** = National holiday

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February

February - Spring semester begins (exact dates vary depending on the programme in question)

5 February – Crown Princess Mary’s Birthday*

5-15 February Aarhus Gastro Week - try top restaurants in Aarhus at cheap prices

6 February – Princess Marie’s Birthday*

15 February – Fastelavn (carnival)

20 February - Open Day for international full degree students

March

15 March - The application system to apply for exchange at Aarhus University in the autumn 2015 opens 

15 March - Deadline to apply for Master's and Bachelor's programmes 

15 March - Deadline to apply for AU Summer University

29 March - Daylight saving time begins - (turn your clocks ahead one hour)

April

2 April – Maudy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)**

3 April – Good Friday (Langfredag)* **

5 April – Easter Sunday (Påskedag)* **

6 April – Easter Monday (2. påskedag) **

9 April – Occupation of Denmark (WWII - 1940)*

16 April – Queen Margrethe II’s Birthday*

22-25 April - Festival of Research (Forskningens Døgn)

24 April - The Boat Race at Aarhus University (Kapsejladsen)

29 April – Princess Benedikte’s Birthday* 

30 April-3 May - SPOT festival

May

1 May - Deadline to apply to go to Aarhus University on exchange in the autumn 2015

1 May - Deadline to apply for housing as an exchange student coming in the autumn 2015

1 May – Great Prayer Day (Store Bededag) - many Danes eat toasted wheat buns the night before **

1 May – International Worker’s Day

4 May – Light candles in windows to commemorate the liberation of Denmark in 1945

5 May – Denmark’s Liberation Day*

10 May - Mother's Day

14 May – Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfartsdag)* **

15 May – Bank Holiday - The Friday after Ascension Day most offices and stores are closed

22-24 May - Classic Car Race

24 May – Whit Sunday (Pinsedag)* **

25 May – Whit Monday (2. pinsedag)**

26 May – Crown Prince Frederik’s Birthday*

June

1-5 June - Internet Week Denmark

5 June – Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag) some offices are closed from noon. (many stores are open until midnight 4 June)*

5 June – Father’s Day (Fars dag)

5 June-5 July - Sculpture by the Sea

6 June - Aarhus Pride Parade

7 June – Prince Joachim’s Birthday*

11 June – Prince Henrik’s Birthday*

15 June – Valdemar’s Day & Reunion Day*

12-14 June - Northside Festival

21 June - Aarhus City Half Marathon

23 June – St. John’s Eve / Midsummer (Sankthansaften) - many students celebrate this in the University Park

July

1 July - AU Summer University Term 1 begins

11-18 July - Aarhus Jazz Festival 

15 July - AU Summer University Term 2 begins

August

Mid-late August - Intro weeks for new international students

28 August - 6 September Aarhus Festival (Aarhus Festuge) (not official flag-day, but all busses in Aarhus will be decorated with Danish flags)

September

September - The Autumn semester begins (exact dates vary depending on the programme)

11 September - Annual celebration of Aarhus University (founded 11 September 1928)

11 September - Denmarks Biggest Friday Bar and Sports Day 

15 September The application system to apply for exchange at Aarhus University in the spring 2016 opens 

October

25 October – Daylight savings time ends (turn your clocks back one hour)

31 October – Halloween (Allehelgensaften)

November

1 November - Deadline to apply to go to Aarhus University on exchange in the spring 2016

1 November - Deadline to apply for housing as an exchange student in the spring 2016

6 November - Aarhus Symposium

10 November – St. Martin’s Eve (Mortensaften) - many Danes eat duck for dinner on this day

December 

Start-December - Application system to AU Summer University 2016 opens

13 December – St Lucy’s Day (Luciadag) 

Mid-December - Holiday Farewell for all international students

24 December – Christmas Eve - most stores, offices and banks are closed

25 December – Christmas Day* **

26 December –  Boxing Day/Second day of Christmas** 

31 December – New Year’s Eve - most offices are closed - stores close early


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