Sunday, April 20, 2008

The First Day of Summer

The First Day of Summer was celebrated today in Iceland. The name of the holiday is ironic, considering that the temperature hasn't yet risen past + 10 Celsius. The holiday itself refers to times when, according to the old calendar, there were only two seasons in Iceland, winter and summer. In the midst of winter here there is only 4 hours of daylight, so it is understandable that arriving of summer with its endless daylight was a reason for celebration.

The weather today didn't comply with all scheduled activities - it was rainy, so even strolling in downtown area weren't as much fun as it could have been on a sunny day.

This duck, warming itself on a lamp, seems to have similar opinion:

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