Photos: Jakobsdóttir led visitors around Þingvellir

Katrín Jakobsdóttir talked about the Icelandic Republic, the constitution, Þingvellir, …

Katrín Jakobsdóttir talked about the Icelandic Republic, the constitution, Þingvellir, and the national memory. mbl.is/Arnþór

Former prime minister and presidential candidate Katrín Jakobsdóttir led guests and marchers through Þingvellir last night to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Iceland.

Jakobsdóttir discussed the Republic of Iceland, the constitution, Þingvellir, and the national memory.

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“At the beginning of the year, it was announced that I would lead this march as Prime Minister. Now I am no longer Prime Minister but Þingvellir still wanted me,” she told Morgunblaðið.

She mentioned that before she entered politics she had studied how nationality appeared in literature and how Iceland built its identity as a nation in its literature.

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“I will discuss Þingvellir as a place in our national memory and will review Þingvellir in Njáls Saga , Þingvellir in Iceland’s Bell , all the national festivals that have been held in Þingvellir and what this place means for me personally,” Jakobsdóttir said, adding:

“I think this is one of the very few places in Iceland that are a part of a national memory for us as a nation.”

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir in Þingvellir yesterday.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir in Þingvellir yesterday. mbl.is/Arnþór

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