After several months of being besieged by the troops from Schleswig, with the help of a daring sortie from Fredericia during the night of 5 and 6 July 1849, the defenders succeeded in routing the enemy and thereby secured Denmark's border at Eider for another few years (until 1864).
Today the 6th of July Festival brings together people of all generations to witness this famous ceremony, with all its music, processions, parades, speeches and concerts. The ceremony has observed the same traditions since 5th and 6th July 1852, when it was given the form it still has today. On 5th and 6th July every year Fredericia re-enacts a unique piece of Danish history, and the unique atmosphere makes this a very special occasion for the people of Fredericia and tourists alike.
|05/07/2017 - 06/07/2017||Wednesday, Thursday|