National Day in Iceland - 17th of June

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On the 17th of June Iceland celebrates its National Day. It is the day when they became independent in 1944. Before it was ruled under the Danish crown for a long time. Most of the families spend this day downtown as there is a little parade and a lot of entertainment for children going on.


The whole city is decorated with Icelandic flags and most shop-windows show the colors of Iceland: Red, white and blue. Red stands for fire, white for ice and blue for the water. Everyone seems to be in a very good mood. When you are walking through the city that day you will be suprised how many children you see. According to the statistics of indexmundi 20.2% of the Icelandic population is not older than 14 years, compared with only 13.2% of this age group in the German population.


 

 

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