Icelandic Pickled Rams’ Balls Popular

January 22 was Husband’s Day (bóndadagur) in Iceland, which marks the beginning of the old month of Thorri, during which a special kind of food is eaten. Rams’ testicles are the most popular treat—and have also become a popular export product.

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Icelandic Ghost Movie in the Pipelines

The Icelandic film production company Pegasus bought the movie rights to Gardurinn (“The Garden”), a teenage ghost story by Gerdur Kristný, this week. The film will be directed by Reynir Lyngdal and adaptation work will begin shortly.

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Dark Music Days Celebrate 30th Anniversary

The festival Myrkir músíkdagar (“Dark Music Days”) begins in Reykjavík tomorrow. The music festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year; it was held for the first time in 1980 at the initiative of composers Atli Heimir Sveinsson and Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, among others.

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Dichterstatue am Tjörnin

Die bildende Künstlerin Halla Gunnarsdóttir hat den Wettbewerb der Stadt Reykjavík für die beste Statue des Dichteres Tómas Gudmundsson (1901-1983) gewonnen. Die Statue wird ab Frühling auf einer Bank am Tjörnin, dem See im Zentrum Reykjavíks, plaziert.

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Westman Islands’ Fishermen Criticize Government

Fishermen in the Westman Islands, south of Iceland, and other inhabitants demanded at a meeting yesterday that the government abolish its plans of a fishing quota lapse, which means that those who currently possess a fishing quota will give up a portion of it every year to a national natural resources fund.

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