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This Year’s Réttir In Photos (Pt. 1): The Guidance Of The Lambs

This Year’s Réttir In Photos (Pt. 1): The Guidance Of The Lambs

Published November 3, 2015

York Underwood
Photos by
Art Bicnick

Grapevine’s hardest working photojournalist, Art Bicnick, was out in the countryside this fall to witness réttir, the annual sheep round-up.

Every spring, sheep are tagged and released into the open pastures, only to be collected and organized in the fall. It’s a party, with drinking, eating and dancing (learn more: here, here and here).

Of course, this leads to the second part of the fall festivities, slátur (“slaughter”).  You can see that in the upcoming Part 2 of this photo series, The Silence Of The Lambs.


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