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First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn fyrsti in Iceland

First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn fyrsti in Iceland is held on April 25. Celebrated on the first Thursday after April 18. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us Help us 
25 April - First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn fyrsti in Iceland
It is a celebration of the start of the first summer month (Harpa) of the old Icelandic calendar. The old calendar had six months of short days (winter) and six months of nightless days (summer), so even though the climate of late April in Iceland is not very summer-like (on fourteen occasions between 1949 and 2015 the average temperature in the capital, Reykjavík, has been below freezing), the day marks the lengthening of the days and the harsh winter being over. Parades and organized entertainment are held in various places around Iceland on the first day of summer.

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