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First Day of Summer Celebrated at National Museum

Today, the First Day of Summer, the National Museum of Iceland is organizing various events for children of all ages. The program includes an art workshop, music, theater, games and an art exhibition.

The National Museum of Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The workshop, where children can make colorful summer decorations, will be open between 1 pm and 3 pm.

At 1:30 the band Lífid will play for the museum’s visitors and at 3 pm the theater group Möguleikhúsid will stage the play “Landid Vifra,” which is based on the popular children’s poems by Thórarinn Eldjárn.

On Torgid, artwork by students of the Reykjavík School of Visual Art will be on display. All works are related to items that are exhibited at the National Museum.

For the whole day children can participate in orienteering games. At the reception desk, recordings of guided tours for children both in Icelandic and English can be obtained.

This allows the children to follow their parents through the museum and listen to fun and educational stories of various objects on display.

At the museum’s store, a range of summer presents will be for sale.

The program begins at 1 pm and ends at 4 pm. Admission is free.

The day will be celebrated with parades and various events throughout Iceland.

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