Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
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.
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.
Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, wrote in a blog entry on Times of Israel on Monday, that “Iceland is more than its tourist posters of geysers, volcanoes, the singer Bjork and the Northern Lights. It has now stretched antisemitism to new outer...
Chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson stated that he had not heard of the USD 1 million (ISK 135.5 million) donation from the government of Saudi Arabia for the building of the association’s mosque in Reykjavík until contacted by RÚV’s journalists yesterday...
Fourteen years after the Association of Muslims in Iceland first applied for land to build a mosque in Reykjavík, a competition has been launched to find out what the building should look like.
The first episode of a new two-part documentary program Stöð 2 television channel profiling members of Iceland’s Muslim community was broadcast on Monday night.
President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed has welcomed the planned construction in Reykjavík of what has been described as the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years.
Construction of the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl’) stands.
"A likeness of Jesus Christ appeared in front of a stunned photographer during a northern lights display in Iceland. Seen high in the sky, the shape of the aurora borealis resembled the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil."
Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal has emphasized the need to respect Muslims in Iceland as equal citizens after comments by her fellow MP for the Independence Party Ásmundur Friðriksson that the background of all Muslims in Iceland should be checked following the terrorist attacks in Paris...