Today is Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of the Easter celebration in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum (“The second day of Easter”) in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.

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Today is Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, Páskadagur (“Easter Day”), Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ. In Iceland people have roast meat for dinner, often lamb, and enjoy chocolate Easter eggs.

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New Tunnel Planned for North Iceland

The Icelandic government has added a tunnel through Mt. Vadlaheidi, between Akureyri and Húsavík in northeast Iceland, as a priority to the current plans for transportation improvement, and it is hoped that construction will begin next fall.

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John Fogerty to Play in Iceland

Former front man of Creedence Clearwater Revival John Fogerty, who has written songs like “Down on the Corner” and “Proud Mary,” will perform in concert with his band in Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík at the end of May.

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Icelandic Viagra in the West Fjords

Merchant Sigurdur Sigurdsson, a.k.a. Siggi blóma, will take over the operations of remote tourist center Dalbaer on Snaefjallaströnd beach in Ísafjardardjúp fjord in the West Fjords next summer and plans to sell Viagra, made from Icelandic herbs.

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