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First Day of Summer

By Iceland Review

Today is officially the first day of summer in Iceland. That honor always falls upon a Thursday in the second half of April and since Icelanders are very fond of summer the day is an official holiday. Sometimes it snows on this first summer day but today has been calm so far; in Reykjavík the thermometer went up to 6° C, up from freezing last night. Children gather for parades in many towns around the country.

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