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MP Wants Changes to Icelandic Flag Law

MP for the Progressive Party Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir would like the law on displaying the Icelandic flag changed. “I’m suggesting that the flag could be up, for example, during the summer, the brightest time of year,” she told Bylgjan radio on Wednesday, adding that she would like the flag to be more visible.

Silja has submitted a draft proposal to parliament on extending the use of the Icelandic flag.

Strict laws on displaying the Icelandic flag currently exist, though, according to Silja the laws in the other Nordic countries are similar.

Silja explained that the flag law is based on showing the flag respect and for that reason the flag cannot be, for example, worn and must be in mint condition.

There are certain flag days in Iceland, including the National Day, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Day and Sailor’s Day.

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