H.C. Andersen's Birthday

Entrance is free all day on Hans Christian Andersens birthday and everybody is welcome to participate in a small ceremony in the memorial hall at 1 pm to 2 pm.

It is a tradition to celebrate the birthday in Hans Christian Andersens house, and during the ceremony the most important event is to award the scholarship "H. C. Andersens Hjælp" to a hard working schoolboy. The scholarship was instituted by the poet himself and has been awarded on this day since 1878.

At the same time the "H. C. Andersen foundation" awards a similar scholarship to a hard working schoolgirl according to the same conditions.

Also part of the tradition is the Hans Christian Andersen Parade and their shows in the garden in front of the museum.

Event date/time
02/04/2016 - 02/04/2016 H.C. Andersens FødselsdagSaturday -

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