national holiday

Today is the national holiday of Iceland, commemorating Iceland’s independence day, 1944.

Normally a rather unorganized parade down the main shopping street, a couple of bands playing, some boy/girl scouts in front, then downtown various artists and musicians in different places, people drift about, activities for the kids in the public gardens, rather nice, really. Used to be that you could buy candyfloss and hot-dogs + some huge hard candy bits, now there’s a bit more variety, we like to sit down with a burger and beer.

Weather’s really nice, sunny (well, a bit of wind) and fairly warm. We’ll probably join the parade, with the younger kids, anyway, then the extended family’ll be around for some traditional Icelandic pancakes, rolled up with sugar, or some jam and whipped cream. Hmm, must remember to call my brother and invite him…


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