Pfingsten in Island

church_pkPfingsten heisst hvítasunna auf isländisch, eine Bezeichnung, die dem englischen Whitsun – weisser Sonntag – entspricht. In alten englischen Predigten ist die Rede vom „Heiligen Geist, den Du an Pfingsten aussandtest“ und im frühen 13. Jahrhundert wurde auch der hwitmonedei, der weisse Montag erwähnt.

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Whitsun Celebrated in Iceland

church_pkWhitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.

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Plays Staged in English in Old Reykjavík Theater

tjarnarbio-hetjaTjarnarbíó, an old theater situated by the Reykjavík Pond, will stage two Icelandic comedies in English this month, Hero (Hetja) by Kári Vidarsson and Víkingur Kristjánsson and The Saga of Gudrídur (Ferdasaga Gudrídar), based on the tale of the most widely-traveled woman of Iceland’s Settlement Era.

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Iceland Comments on ESA’s Icesave Conclusion

stjornarradid_psEFTA Surveillance Authority delivers reasoned opinion on the Icesave dispute – Statement by the Minister of Economic Affairs to the Parliament: [Yesterday] morning the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) sent the Icelandic government a reasoned opinion on the Icesave dispute.

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