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Festival of the Sea

Festival of the Sea is an extension of Fisherman's Day, an Icelandic annual holiday usually held the first Sunday in June. Fisherman's Day has been celebrated since 1938 to honor the hard work and sacrifices of the Icelandic fisherman.

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We fought for our right to party!

Beer was illegal in Iceland for most of the 20th Century and the prohibition finally ended on March 1, 1989. This is why Icelanders celebrate Beer Day on March 1st. (We had to fought for our right to party!)

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Quirky winter traditions

Want to learn about some quirky and delicious Icelandic winter traditions held in February like Bun Day, Blast Day and Ash Wednesday?

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Turf houses

Have you ever wonder how an isolated community, living in harsh conditions, without an easy access to metal goods would build their homes?

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Imagine Piece Tower

In 1967 John Lennon asked Yoko Ono to create a piece tower for him in their backyard. She apparently never got to it back then, however 40 years later she did, just not in her backyard, but in Reykjavík Iceland.

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