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Successful National Costume Day at National Museum

The National Museum of Iceland held a National Costume Day on Sunday and the event was well attended. Visitors had a chance to look at the museum’s costumes and everyone who wore a costume got free admission.

The national costume of Iceland. Photo taken on Iceland’s Independence Day, June 17, 2007. By Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

“The day is a great opportunity for those who own a national costume to wear it; the number of women who make their own costume has increased in recent years,” head of publicity at the National Museum Helga Vollertsen told Fréttabladid.

Vollertsen said all variations of the Icelandic national costumes for women could be spotted yesterday along with a number of children’s costumes.

The day was successful, Vollertsen said, which reached a height when members of the Reykjavík Folk Dance Society invited visitors to dance. She is hoping that the day can become an annual event.

An exhibition of the national costume puppets opened at the National Museum yesterday. The puppets are from the collection of Sigrídur Kjaran, who donated her puppets to the museum in 2001.

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