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Great Fish Day Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

The family festival the Great Fish Day in Dalvík, north Iceland, officially opened yesterday. The festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. In Reykjavík, the Gay Pride festival will be held this weekend and in Patreksfjördur in the West Fjords a music festival will take place.

From the Great Fish Day last year. Photos by Páll Stefánsson.

The Great Fish Day, a free food festival, has been popular since it first began. This year seems to be no exception as travelers started arriving in the town at the beginning of this week. The main day of the festival is Saturday with a program from 11 am to 5 pm, Morgunbladid reports.

“The country’s largest soup pot which holds 1,200 liters will be on site and Bjarni and his associates from Nings will fill it with oriental soup,” said the Great Fish Day’s managing director Júlíus Júlíusson.

“We also plan to bake the largest pizza in Iceland, 18 pieces which will be five square meters each,” he added. The fish pizza will be made in cooperation between Greifinn, Ektafiskur and Promens.

“Nordurskel in Hrísey is also ten-years-old and they will donate shellfish. Sushi will be on the menu from Fridrik V. and Humarhúsid and fish burgers will be grilled on the country’s largest conveyor grill,” Júlíusson said. “Everything is free and it’s forbidden to open your wallet.”

In Reykjavík, the Gay Pride parade will progress down Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping street, on Saturday. The festival kicked off yesterday with the crowning of Iceland’s drag king and queen. For further information, read the festival’s program.

Meanwhile, in Patreksfjördur the family music festival Pönk á Patró will take place in Sjóraeningjahúsid “The Pirate House” on Saturday for the second year in a row.

Performers are Amiina and 7oi from Ísafjördur and the festival’s program includes film, music and a workshop for children and teenagers. For further information (in Icelandic) and to find contact information, visit the festival’s Facebook site.

Click here to watch an audio slideshow from a previous Great Fish Day, here to read about last year’s Gay Pride festival and here to read other recent news from Patreksfjördur.

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