How It All Began
Many of the Danes who emigrated to the US over 100 years ago dreamed of a yearly, celebratory get-together with friends and family in their home country .
Therefore, in 1911, they bought a part of the heath lands in the Rebild Hills of North Denmark. Danish-American Max Henius took the lead in this grand undertaking. The following year, on July 4, 1912, the first Rebild Celebration took place in the Rebild Hills.
Back then, it was called “Emigrant Meeting”, but today we call it “Rebild Celebration”, and it is the largest celebration of July 4 outside the US.
Read the entire story in the book “Rebild Bakker”.