2016: 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.

2016.01.07 | Daniela Popa

* = Flag day

** = National holiday

We will try to update the calendar with new events and dates - but otherwise follow us on Facebook

 

January

1 January - New Year’s Day**

15 January - Deadline for Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants to apply for Master’s programmes.

18 January - 9 February - Introduction Days (dates vary depending on your programme – find info here

 

February

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

5 February – Crown Princess Mary’s Birthday*

6 February – Princess Marie’s Birthday*

7 February – Fastelavn (carnival)

11-21 February - Aarhus Gastro Week - try top restaurants in Aarhus at cheap prices

12 February - Open Day for international full degree students

 

March

15 March - The application system to apply for exchange at Aarhus University in the autumn 2016 opens 

15 March - Deadline to apply for Master's and Bachelor's programmes (For Master’s only EU/EEA and Swiss citizens – please see earlier deadline for others)

15 March - Deadline to apply for AU Summer University

20 March – Palm Sunday

21-23 March - Often referred to as the "three days before Easter break". Schools and daycare is often closed these days and the International Office at AU will also be closed.

24 March Maudy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)**

25 March – Good Friday (Langfredag)* **

27 March – Easter Sunday (Påskedag)* **

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

28 March – Easter Monday (2. påskedag) **

 

April

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

16 April – Queen Margrethe II’s Birthday*

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

25 April - 1 May - Festival of Research (Forskningens Døgn)

28 April - 1 May - SPOT festival

29 April – Princess Benedikte’s Birthday* 

 

May

1 May - Deadline to apply to go to Aarhus University on exchange in the autumn 2016

1 May - Deadline to apply for housing as an exchange student coming in the autumn 2016

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*

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

6 May - The Friday after Ascension Day - Schools and daycare is often closed this day and the International Office at AU will also be closed. 

8 May - Mother's Day

9-13 May - Internet Week Denmark

10 May - Deadline to apply for AU Summer University – last chance (only for courses that still have available spots)

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

22-24 May - Classic Car Race

15 May – Whit Sunday (Pinsedag)* **

16 May – Whit Monday (2. pinsedag)**

26 May – Crown Prince Frederik’s Birthday*

Not yet announced - The Boat Race at Aarhus University (Kapsejladsen)

 

June

4 June - Aarhus Pride Parade

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)

7 June – Prince Joachim’s Birthday*

11 June – Prince Henrik’s Birthday*

15 June – Valdemar’s Day & Reunion Day*

17-19 June - Northside Festival

19 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

9-16 July - Aarhus Jazz Festival 

25 July - AU Summer University Term 2 begins

 

August

Mid-late August - Intro weeks for new international students

26 August - 4 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)

5 September - Official flag day for Denmark’s deployed military personnel*

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

9 September - Denmarks Biggest Friday Bar and Sports Day 

15 September - The application system to apply for exchange from Aarhus University to one of our partner institutions in the spring 2017 opens 

 

October

30 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 2017

1 November - Deadline to apply for housing as an exchange student in the spring 2017

4 November - Aarhus Symposium

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

 

December 

1 December - Application system to AU Summer University 2017 opens

1 December - The application system to apply for exchange from Aarhus University to one of our partner institutions in the autumn semester 2017 and the spring semester 2018 opens.

13 December – St Lucy’s Day (Luciadag) 

Mid-December – Application system to Master’s programmes summer 2017 opens

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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