National Day of Iceland

national dayThe National Day of Iceland is on the 17th June (National Day, founding of republic and dissolution of personal union with Kingdom of Denmark 1944). This is called “Íslenski þjóðhátíðardagurinn” and it is celebrated annually on the 17th June. This day marks the anniversary of Iceland’s independence from Denmark in 1944, when Iceland became a fully sovereign state.

National Day of Iceland

National day in Iceland normally begins on the 17th June with a flag-raising ceremony at Austurvöllur square in Reykjavik,. This is their capital city. What follows after that are the parades, concerts, and other cultural events throughout the day.

See also the National Day of Ireland and National Day of Nauru as well as the National Day of Kyrgyzstan.

Public Holidays in Iceland

The dates for these holidays are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Maundy Thursday – varies between March 19th and April 22nd
  • Good Friday – varies between March 22nd and April 25th
  • Easter Sunday – varies between March 25th and April 28th
  • Easter Monday – varies between March 26th and April 29th
  • First Day of Summer – usually on the first Thursday after April 18th
  • Labour Day – May 1st
  • Ascension Day – varies between May 1st and June 4th
  • Whit Sunday – varies between May 10th and June 13th
  • Whit Monday – varies between May 11th and June 14th
  • National Day – June 17th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Boxing Day – December 26th


On these public holidays, most businesses and shops are closed. See also the Tasmanian public holidays as well as the Bahrain public holidays.

See also  National Day of Montenegro



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