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Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

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eyglo(at)icelandreview.com
Summer in Reykjavík

Today is Labor Day

Today Iceland celebrates Labor Day, as is celebrated in many countries across Europe. Also referred to as May Day, it has been a national holiday in Iceland since 1966 and is one of the country’s 11 flag days.

Summer in Reykjavík

Today is the First Day of Summer

Today is the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer, or Sumardagurinn fyrsti. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921.

Skiing on Hlíðarfjall

Today is Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of Easter celebrations in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum ('The second day of Easter') in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.

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