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National Day of Iceland

17. júní - 17th of June 

Iceland's National Day, June 17, is celebrated every year to commemorate the establishment of a republic in Iceland in 1944. Before that time, however, the day also had a place in the hearts of Icelanders, because June 17 was Jón Sigurðsson's birthday (1811-1879), Iceland's main hero of independence. The day was chosen as a national holiday to honour his contribution to the Icelandic struggle for independence from Denmark. The first records of a glorious celebration on June 17 were from the year 1907 when Jón's birthday was commemorated with a trumpet blast and speeches at Austurvellir in Reykjavík; the gathering numbered 4-6 thousand people or about half of all townspeople.

On June 17, 2022, family entertainment will be held throughout the town. You will find events in Hljómskálagarður, Grafarvogur, Breiðholt and Klambratún.

A ceremony by the Parliament and the Prime Minister's Office will begin at Austurvellir at 11.10, but it will be televised and broadcast on RÚV— the President of Iceland, Mr Guðni Th. Jóhannesson lays a wreath from the Icelandic nation in memory of Jón Sigurðsson and the Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir will deliver a keynote speech. Fjallkonan delivers an address, but there is always a secret about who she is until the ceremony.

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Events on the 17th of June

17th of June -Morning Ceremony in front of the parlament
17th of june- The Icelandic National Day Parade
National Day Celebrations June 17 at Árbær Open Air Museum
17th of June - Easy and fun atmosphere at Klambratún
17th of June - Concert and dance
17th of June - DJ Fusion Groove
17th of June - The Cruiser Club´s car show
17th of June - Hula hoop fun with Húllastelpan
17th of June - The Icelandic national day parade from Hagatorg
17th of June - The theater group Lotta with a series of songs
17th of june - Accordian ball at the city hall
17th of june - Bouncy castles for everyone
17th of June in Breiðholt
17th of June - Beyoncé and Britney POP dance
17th of June - Break dance and hip hop for children and teenagers
17th of June - Clowning around with Silly Suzy and Bryn Bryn
17th of June - Troll
Chess tournament on June 17 at Gufunesbæ
Endurkast - Hitt Húsið Creative Summer Group
Klassík - Hitt Húsið Creative Summer Group
Sjhalló - Hitt Húsið Creative Summer groups
Pop up fun at Hafnartorg
Visual vernacular storytelling
Sirkus Íslands flipping in Hljómskálagarður
Dans Brynju Péturs on june 17th