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Holiday & Flag Days in Iceland So You Don’t Miss Out in 2017

Your official calendar of all the holidays and important dates to know in Iceland for 2017.

Download all these dates for your iCal!

Icelandic Flag Icon Small  = Flag day
Calendar-small  = Public holiday

 

January

Icelandic Flag Day Public Holiday Icon  1 January – New Year’s Day
Blank  6 January – Epiphany: Þrettándinn 
Blank  2O January – Husband’s Day: Bóndadagur
Blank  26 January – 5 February – Reykjavik International Games
Blank  26 – 28 January – Dark Days Music Festival

 

February

Blank  16 – 18 February – Sonar Reykjavik
Blank  19 February – Woman’s Day: Konudagur

 

March

Blank  1 March – Beer Day: Bjórdagurinn
Blank  1 – 5  March – Food & Fun Festival
Blank  23 – 26  March – Design March
Blank  23 – 25 March – Reykjavik Fashion Festival
Blank  24 March – 3 April – Iceland Winter Games

 

April

Calendar-small  13 April – Maundy Thursday
Icelandic Flag Day Public Holiday Icon  14 April – Good Friday
Icelandic Flag Day Public Holiday Icon  16 April – Easter Sunday
Icelandic Flag Day Public Holiday Icon  17 April – Easter Monday
Calendar-small   20 April – Summer Day

 

May

Calendar-small  1 May – International Worker’s Day
Blank  14 March – Mother’s Day: Mæðradagurinn 
Icelandic Flag Day Public Holiday Icon  25 May – Ascension Day

 

June

Calendar-small  3 June – Pentecost Eve
Calendar-small  4 June – Whit Sunday
Calendar-small  5 June – Whit Monday
Blank  6 June – 5 July – Ramadan
Icelandic Flag Icon Small  17 June – Icelandic National Day
Blank  16 – 18 June – Secret Solstice Festival

 

July

Blank 16 – 23 July – Lunga Art & Music Festival

 

August

Calendar-small  7 August – Trading Day
Blank  9 – 13 August – Reykjavik Jazz Festival

 

September

Blank  6 – 9 September – Reykjavik International Literary Festival
Blank  28 September – 8 October – Reykjavik International Film Festival

 

October

Blank  31 October – Halloween

 

November

Blank  1 – 5 November – Iceland Airwaves
Icelandic Flag Icon Small  16 November – Icelandic Language Day: Dagur íslenskrar tungu

 

December

Icelandic Flag Icon Small  1 December – Self-governance Day: Fullveldisdagurinn
Blank  3 December – First advent
Blank  10 December – Second advent
Blank  13 December – St Lucy’s Day: Luciadag
Blank  17 December – Third advent
Calendar-small  24 December – Christmas Eve
Icelandic Flag Day Public Holiday Icon  25 December – Christmas Day
Calendar-small  26 December – Second Day of Christmas/ Boxing Day
Blank  31 December – New Year’s Eve

There are so many exciting events in 2017. Let us know about any we missed!

Featured image is the Playtype 2016 Calendar Poster in White.

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