Friday 29 September 2023

Denmark Opening of Folketing (Parliament) - Main Page

Photo: Christoffer Regild, Folketing

The opening of the Folketing (Parliament) marks the beginning of the new parliamentary year and always takes place on the first Tuesday in October in the Folketingsalen at Christiansborg Palace. 

This is not technically a “State Opening” as the Head of State does not given a speech or open Parliament. Instead the monarch is there simply to observe and is accompanied by other working royals. 

Typical Schedule

  • 10 AM 
    • Service for Members of Parliament at Christiansborg Palace Chapel.
  • 11:45 AM 
    • Queen Margrethe and other members of the royal family will arrive at Christiansborg and be received by the Speaker of the Danish Parliament
  • Noon 
    • Opening of Parliament begins and is chaired by the longest-serving Member
    • Prime Minister Gives Opening Speech per Section 38 (1) of the Danish Constitutional Act.

Live Stream 

Dress Code

  • Women - Coat Dress with Hat
  • Men - Suit and tie

Attending


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