Great Prayer Day, also known as Store Bededag, is a public holiday in Denmark, and it is observed on the 4th Friday after Easter.
Great Prayer Day was introduced in the Church of Denmark in 1686 by King Christian V, and it was the day of prayer, fasting, and penitence. In 1770, there was a reform for the holy days because there were many different ones in Denmark, and Great Prayer Day was one of the surviving ones.
Traditionally, people buy bread in the evening before the holiday because bakers and many others were not allowed to work on Great Prayer Day.
The following is the list of Great Prayer Day in Denmark from 2022 to 2026.
|Great Prayer Day||May 13, 2022||Friday|
|Great Prayer Day||May 05, 2023||Friday|
|Great Prayer Day||Apr 26, 2024||Friday|
|Great Prayer Day||May 16, 2025||Friday|
|Great Prayer Day||May 01, 2026||Friday|
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