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Icelandic National Day celebrated in Akureyri city - June 17th

The National Day of Iceland which is on the 17th of June is very important celebration for the people of Akureyri as it is to all the people of Iceland, as this is the day the Republic of Iceland was formed. The town is decorated with flags and a full celebratory program starts at 13.00 and runs until midnight, suitable for all ages.

The main festivities start at 13.00 in the botanical gardens. From there a parade makes it way downtown launching the start of this family based festival. Later in the evening there will be music and entertainment in the town square. The program ends with a march by the 2013 graduates from the Akureyri Junior Collage through the town square ,around midnight.

Akureyri city is a town in northern Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest urban area (after the Greater Reykjavík area) and fourth largest municipality (after Reykjavík, Hafnarfjörður, and Kópavogur).
Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre, with a population of 17,754. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II. Further growth occurred after the war as the Icelandic population increasingly moved to urban areas.

The itinerary for the 2013 festival will be posted as soon as it has been finalised.

 

Source: Visit Akureyri

http://www.visitakureyri.is/en/things-to-do/events-and-festivals/17-june-icelandic-national-day-1

 

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