Pride Week celebrations were kicked off today at noon with the painting of a rainbow on Skólavörðustígur street in downtown Reykjavík. The first rollers were set to the pavement by Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson alongside the members of the executive committee of Reykjavík Pride.
Painting a rainbow is a Reykjavík Pride tradition which marks the formal start of six days of Pride festivities. The rainbow has been painted at various locations in the city centre, including from the doors of the city hall and Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík junior college. While the executive committee and the mayor usually begin the painting, all are welcome to join in – and bringing your own paintbrush is recommended.
Reykjavík Pride will take place from August 7-12 this year, with the Pride Parade scheduled for Saturday, August 11 at 2.00pm. The parade concludes near Hljómskálagarður park, where an outdoor concert will take place.
Readers can visit the Reykjavík Pride website for the week’s complete programme.