Iceland Prepares for Festival of the Sea

The first Sunday in June is Fishermen’s Day (aka Sailors’ Day) in Iceland, when Iceland’s fishermen are honored and the fishing industry is celebrated. To mark the occasion, festivals will be held around Iceland, including Reykjavík, where the Festival of the Sea is to take place June 5-6.

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Iceland Horse Festival Canceled Due to Flu

The biannual Landsmót National Horse Festival, which was supposed to take place in Skagafjördur this summer, has been postponed by one year because of a resilient cough which has spread among horses in Iceland in the past months and prevented training.

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Mehr leere Stimmzettel als je zuvor

Nie zuvor in der Geschichte Islands wurden bei Kommunalwahlen mehr unausgefüllte Stimmzettel in die Wahlurnen geworfen als am Samstag. Leere oder ungültige Stimmzettel in den 58 Kommunen, in denen die Wahlen stattfanden, machten 6,4 Prozent der abgegebenen Stimmen aus, bei den Kommunalwahlen von 2006 waren es 2,4 Prozent.

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