Happy National Day, Iceland!!
Today, the 17th of June, is the National Day of Iceland. This, as well, is the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Iceland in Þingvellir in 1944.
This date was picked to be the nation’s National Day, for it is the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, born in 1811, who drove Iceland’s capmpaign for freedom. He kicked the bucket in Copenhagen in 1879. Since 1971, the day has been a legitimately open occasion, in spite of the fact that businesses generally gave their laborers the free day as far back as 1945.
Since 1947, it ‘s been a custom during the festivities of the day to have an alleged “Lady of the Mountains,” or fjallkonan, wearing the national outfit and representing Iceland, address the general population. This job is as a rule given to some well-known actress.
Today, there will be festivities everywhere throughout the nation. In Reykjavík, the program will start with the chiming of all church bells in the city at 10 am. At 11 am, there will be a festival at Austurvöllur square, where Iceland’s President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson wilo lay a wreath by the landmark of autonomy legend Jón Sigurðsson, which remains in the square.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will address people, trailed by the presentation of a poem by the Lady of the Mountains. At last, the metal band Frass will play.
The National Museum of Iceland will have an occasion from 10 am to 5pm called Laboratories and Orienteering.
Krúser engine club will have a midtown march and hold a vehicle appear on Skothúsvegur street.
There will be a family day at Harpa Concert Hall from early afternoon till 5 pm, including Reykjavík Midsummer Music, Reykjavík Classics, Múlinn Jazz Club, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Affirmation is free.
Sirkus Íslands (the Icelandic Circus) will act in Hjómskálagarður park structure 1 till 5 pm. In a similar park, you can likewise participate in a scout impediment course and play in fun mansions.
For the more courageous ones, there is even the choice of playing quidditch.
There will be road theater in the city; you’ll no uncertainty see Vikings around; and at City Hall, you’ll have the option to watch the Icelandic horse through computer generated simulation goggles.
What’s more, we should not overlook the 75-meter-long Cake of the Republic. You’ll get an opportunity to get a chomp, in Reykjavík, yet additionally in numerous different regions, which intend to part a second 75-meter cake between them.