Easter or ''Páskar'' is a national holiday in Iceland, they celebrate the day with a long five-day weekend in mid-April each year, from Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday. All schools and offices are closed, as well as many shops and restaurants, although most of the latter are open for business as usual on Saturday.
Maundy Thursday ''Skírdagur'' is the first day of the holiday period.
Good Friday 'Föstudagurinn Langi'' is the day when all businesses are supposed to be closed down. Families get together and play games while munching chocolate Easter egg.
Easter Sunday ‘’Páskadagur’’ when the hunt for the delicious chocolate Easter Eggs. Parents or grandparents hide Easter Eggs and the children have to go on a search for it, a lot of fun for the children and a very special day for them.
The Second Day of Easter ‘’Annar í Páskum’’ the relaxing day after a long weekend, people finish the Easter Eggs, eating food leftover from all the food ingested during the holiday.
During Easter Weekend, families very often go outside of town to their summer houses or skiing. We have a skiing area in the North at Hlíðarfjall Mountain and Bláfjöll Mountain that is about a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík.