Denmark Feast Day Calendars
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Many times in the Danish Church Records, a minister recorded the date of an event by the name of the Fixed or Moveable Feast Date which is based on the liturgical year (the church year) rather than the Julian or Gregorian date that we would recognize. To convert a Moveable Feast Day that you see in a record to a Julian or Gregorian date, choose the year that you are working in from the table below.
Another great tool for calculating a moveable feast day is the book Calender for Aarene fra 601 til 2200 efter Christi Fødsel by R. W. Bauer FHL book 948.9 H3b, also available online. See Bauers Calender for a guide on how to use the book.
- The Danish Government used the Julian calendar up until February 18, 1700.They began using the Gregorian calendar in Denmark on March 1, 1700 (a difference of 11 days). Do not use this conversion table for Swedish or Finnish research between 1700 and 1753.
For more information about Fixed and Movable Feast Days, see the article Scandinavia Feast Day Calendar.
Movable Feast Days
- The Danish Government used the Julian calendar up until February 18, 1700. The Gregorian calendar in Denmark began on March 1, 1700 (a difference of 11 days).
- National Archives, Copenhagen, Gammeldags tidsregning List of feast days which have been abolished.
Fixed Feast Days
Alphabetical by the First Letter
"Changeover days" can also be useful - like the Latin terms for days, months and the like
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Feast Days in Chronological Order