Haderslev Festival of Light is much more than a beautiful and moving event at the barracks, however. In 2014 the barracks and the municipal council in Haderslev began collaboration on a renewal of the festival of light, which today encompasses a number of other events that all touch on the main themes of the festival – peace, freedom and reconciliation.
The programme for the Festival of Light is made up of debates, lectures, exhibitions, music, film and theatre. The plethora of events focuses not only on historical events, but also on security and political issues that are relevant today.
Haderslev Festival of Light attracts around 10,000 visitors, and is therefore one of the country’s biggest celebrations to commemorate Denmark’s liberation at the end of the Second World War.