VALDEMAR'S DAY (DANISH FLAG DAY)
June 15 is Valdemar's Day (introduced 1912) to commemorate the day in 1219, when Dannebrog according to myth fell from the sky in Estonia, where the Danish king Valdemar Sejr fought against the Estonians in the battle of Lyndanisse. The day is celebrated by the Danish Society, which sells small Dannebrog flags to finance flag gifts and flags that are distributed to various associations. Until 1948, the day was a school holiday.
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