In 2020 100 years have passed since Southern Jutland was reunited with Denmark.
The 100th anniversary will be celebrated with events and activities throughout the country.
Experiences Throughout the Country
We wish to put together an attractive, prominent and coherent programme of stimulating events and activities throughout the country both at local, regional and national levels. The centenary will start with an official opening event in Copenhagen on 10 January 2020. Also the dates of the two referenda in February and March will be given prominent positions in the programme.
The events will culminate on 10-12 July 2020, where we commemorate the centenary of the historic days in 1920 when King Christian X rode across the border to Southern Jutland, which had now been reunited with Denmark.
The aim of the 2020 Reunion is to heighten the public’s awareness of the reunion’s epoch-making political and cultural significance to the Danish society, to our national self-understanding and to our present-day friendship with Germany. The ambition is to increase the public’s knowledge of the historic events, when Southern Jutland once again became part of Denmark, and to shine a spotlight on the European perspective of the Danish-German border region. At the same time, the commemoration will contribute to the positive, present-day profiling of southern Denmark.
In 2020 we will also celebrate the good relationship between Denmark and Germany, and the year has been appointed Danish-German friendship year.
In view of the coronavirus restrictions the Board has decided to prolong the commemoration until November 2020. In addition there will be established a new program period in May and June 2021.