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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...
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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.
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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.
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COme on, tfd. A correct spelling costs nothing.
Computers can do diacritic marks and everything! Angel

Either translate it, or write it properly. Don't make up a nonsense word.

sjómannadagurinn

sjór = sea
sjómaður = sailor, fisherman



Nothing like a dip in nice cold water to make you feel good!

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Lots of boats, too! Whistle

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Happy Sjomannadagur to the good people of Iceland!
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Celebrating Sailors’ Day in Iceland




This Sunday is Sjómannadagurinn, meaning ‘sailors’ day’ or ‘seamen’s day’. It is Iceland’s day to honour especially all those who are involved in the country’s fisheries, particularly those working at sea.

Sjómannadagurinn is celebrated on the first Sunday of June all over the country, with the biggest festivals often held in towns where fisheries are the main source of employment. Although Sjómannadagurinn is officially on a Sunday, many places begin festivities on the Saturday.

The day was first celebrated in Reykjavik and Ísafjörður (West Fjords) back in 1938, but even before that Icelanders had the tradition of holding special church services for seamen before the fishing vessels departed after the winter break.

The day was made official in 1987.

https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/culture_and_living/2015/06/05/celebrating_sailors_day_in_iceland/



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