Reykjavik is more vibrant than ever on Iceland’s Founding Day on June 17th. Festivals include street theaters, concerts, accordion balls, dance, circus, vendors, sports performances and vintage car shows. However, the action begins in the church, with the bells of all the churches in Reykjavik ringing, followed by a mass at the Domkirjan Cathedral.
The Icelandic Government’s National Foundation Day will take place at Austurvöllur Square, followed by a parade from Austurvöllur to the Suðurgata Cemetery. There, the chairman of the city council dedicates a wreath to the tomb of Jón Sigurðsson, who led the country’s independence movement in the 1800s.
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