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How the radio led Iceland into nationhood

Words by
Jelena Ćirić

Photography by
Golli

It’s Christmas Eve in Iceland. Snow is gently falling. The tree is up, the table is set, and the family gathers together. But there’s one event that truly marks the arrival of Christmas in households across the country: the ringing of church bells on the radio. “Right before the bells ring at 6.00 pm, there’s […]
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It’s Christmas Eve in Iceland. Snow is gently falling. The tree is up, the table is set, and the family gathers together. But there’s one event that truly marks the arrival of Christmas in households across the country: the ringing of church bells on the radio. “Right before the bells ring at 6.00 pm, there’s […]
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