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Daemon
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Sjomannadagur

Sjomannadagur is a day honoring the role that fishing and fishermen have played in Icelandic history, celebrated in the coastal towns and cities of Iceland. Sailors take the day off, and the Seaman's Union sponsors many events, such as competitions in rowing and swimming, tugs-of-war and sea rescue competitions. Celebrations begin with a church service and a trip to the local cemetery to honor sailors lost at sea. Afterward there are children's parades, dances, outdoor cookouts, and bonfires in the evening. The proceeds from the day's events go to the national fund that supports old seamen's homes. More...
thar
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Every town has their own parties, music, events over the first weekend in June.

All sorts of boat races, crazy events, and music festivals.
By law, it is a holiday for seamen and all boats have to be in port this weekend.

The coastguard hold events of official commemoration for sailors of all nations lost here, and all sorts of open days, events, rescue demonstrations, trips, competitions.
Others hold personal visits to commemorate family members lost.
Absurdicuss
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I love Icelandic culture. No banking cartels. You people seem to know whats important and how to live well.

What do you eat during the time of the festival? I'm thinking more fish?



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By nature, Icelanders follow a “live and let live” mentality—we're pretty laid back and very open-minded. The variable weather also keeps us highly flexible. We love the outdoors and like to have fun in every season.
As an island nation that was isolated for much of its history, Iceland “grew up on its own.” To this day, Icelanders still make their own food from fresh ingredients, design their own clothes, write their own books, make their own music, and perform their own plays. A thousand years and counting, Icelandic culture is very much alive.
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oops. Pressed wrong key. Need sleep!Whistle
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I thought every day was a holiday for...oh, sorry...Angel

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