From Iceland — Happening Today: National Day

Happening Today: National Day

Happening Today: National Day

Published June 17, 2015

Ciarán Daly
Photo by
Juli Vol

This national holiday marks the secession of Iceland from Denmark in 1944, and with it the liberation of Icelandic people everywhere from the oppression of half-arsed sandwiches, disgusting pastry that nobody likes, and the miserable Danish winter. Icelanders celebrate the occasion with a wide range of family-friendly activities, such as concerts, parades, yoga, and open air chess. Wear one of those oversized puffin hats, wave a flag, eat some skyr—you’ll totally fit right in.

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