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National Day of Iceland

17. júní - 17th of June

This year in light of the special circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The national day celebration will be in an unusual manner as a gathering of groups bigger than 200 is prohibited.  People are encouraged to celebrate the day with their families and friends and decorate their homes with flags.

The traditional Icelandic National Day celebrations in Reykjavík will be broadcasted live on Ruv the national tv station

The programme starts with the chiming of all church bells in Reykjavík, followed by a mass in Domkirkjan Cathedral. At 11:10 the Icelandic government's National Day ceremony starts at Austurvöllur Square, followed by a parade from Austurvöllur to Suðurgata Cemetery, where the Chairman of the City Council lays a wreath of flowers on the grave of Jón Sigurðsson

For those who wanna walk around.  You might be able to catch a glimpse of pop-up events including brass bands choirs, circus artists and more in the Reykjavik downtown area or listen to a DJ playing at Klambratún.