Fox hunter Guðmundur Jakobsson from Bolungarvík witnessed a female fox attack and attempt to kill a baby seal in the West Fjords yesterday morning.
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
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.
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.
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.
On Easter Sunday, Páskadagur (“Easter Day”), people in Iceland often have roast meat for dinner, often lamb, and enjoy chocolate Easter eggs.
Good Friday, or Föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a bank holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a day of mourning.
Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), known as Skírdagur in Icelandic, is a bank holiday and part of Easter celebrations in Iceland