First Day Of "Summer" Is Here - The Reykjavik Grapevine

First Day Of “Summer” Is Here

Published April 23, 2015

Today marks “the First Day of Summer” in Iceland, and the cold temperatures today promise warmer temperatures during Actual Summer.

The holiday marks the closing of numerous public offices, as well as a marathon downtown. In addition, the freezing temperatures all across the country are not just ironic on a day called The First Day of Summer – by Icelandic superstition, this bodes well for the coming months.

According to the superstition, if there is cold weather on this day, it is known as “winter and summer freezing together”. If this happens, the folk belief contends, the actual summer months to come should be very warm.

Bear in mind that winter and summer froze together last year, too, and our summer was decidedly cold and cloudy.

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