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The Yule lads, holding torches, in Herjólfsdalur valley.

Icelanders Bid Farewell to Christmas

7 Jan Icelanders celebrated the 13th and last day of Christmas last night by shooting fireworks, but other than that, the celebration was very different from usual.

Preparing to Nominate Leaf Bread Making to UNESCO’s List

30 Nov The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is preparing the nomination of traditional Icelandic leaf bread making to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The cat, showing its teeth.

Christmas Cat Illuminates Lækjartorg Square

24 Nov With only a month to go till Christmas, Icelanders are busy putting up Christmas lights.

Today Is ‘Bun Day’

24 Feb 2020 Today, Icelanders celebrate bolludagur, or “Bun Day.”

A colorful gathering.

Cold Start to New Year

2 Jan 2020 It has become increasingly popular to begin the year in Iceland by dressing up and going swimming in the cold ocean.

Members of Ásatrúarfélagið in Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavík, yesterday.

Celebrating Light and Brighter Days

23 Dec 2019 Ásatrúarfélagið, an association of Icelanders who believe in the Nordic gods, celebrated winter solstice yesterday.

Yule Lad Brings Gifts to Greenland

23 Dec 2019 One of the Icelandic Yule lads, Stekkjarstaur, traveled all the way to Kulusuk, Greenland, on Wednesday.

Making leaf bread on Viðey island.

Learn to Make Icelandic Leaf Bread

22 Nov 2019 If you ever celebrated Christmas in Iceland, you know that part of what makes it special is Icelandic leaf bread.

Icelanders Embrace Halloween

31 Oct 2019 Halloween will be celebrated in Iceland tonight.

The coast guard ship Óðinn was quite an attraction.

Fishermen’s Day in Pictures

3 Jun 2019 Fishermen’s Day was celebrated all over Iceland yesterday.

The rally in Reykjavík was very well attended.

May 1 in Pictures

2 May 2019 International Workers’ Day was celebrated with rallies all over Iceland yesterday.

Record Temperatures Likely Tomorrow

24 Apr 2019 Tomorrow is the First Day of Summer (sumardagurinn fyrsti) and to celebrate that, it seems, unseasonably warm weather is on its way to Iceland, making record temperatures likely in various parts of the country..

This heart shaped lobster pizza at Essensia in Hverfisgata is a popular Valentines day treat.

Valentines Day increases in popularity in Iceland

14 Feb 2019 Just like "foreign" traditions such as Halloween, Valentines Day is now becoming popular in Iceland. Restaurants are particularly busy on this night.

Welcome, freshman, up you go!

31 Aug 2018 Freshmen were tossed in the air at Reykjavík Junior College yesterday, when their hazing ceremony took place.

Ash Wednesday in Iceland

1 Mar 2017 It's Ash Wednesday, a day where children in Iceland dress up in fancy-dress and go out to collect sweets. It's kind of like the Icelandic version of Halloween.

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