Easter in Iceland

alamy-ad476y.jpg Easter customs in Iceland are not so special. There is almost no specific country’s tradition. During the holiday Icelanders enjoy their free time to be together or to have a family dinner.   

There will be no real holiday for Icelanders if they don’t travel. They usually go out of town or country. Icelanders loves travelling, indeed.  

Easter in Iceland begins with Holy Thursday as in many other countries of the world. The most offices closed this day and re-open their business on Tuesday. Only movie theatres stay open during the holiday.  

On Easter Sunday children receive a big Easter egg full of other sweet stuff inside from their parents and grandparents. Instead of lack of Easter Icelandic traditions, the holiday is quite nice business for shop-keepers. Chickens, rabbits, sheeps, of course big chocolate eggs (bigger means better) and other decorative symbols of coming spring can’t be missing in a house.

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