Today is the Second Day of Whitsun

church-seydisfjordur-inside_psToday is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.

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Whitsun Celebrated in Iceland

hallgrimskirkja_domWhitsun, 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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