Holiday Guide for Iceland in 2019

Iceland 2019
Iceland
2019

Iceland information

Population: 334,300
Capital: Reykjavík
Calling Code: (354)
Time Zone: 0 UTC
Currency: Icelandic króna
Language: Icelandic

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Iceland List of National Holidays in Iceland in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Iceland: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Maundy Thursday


Maundy Thursday

Iceland: Also Known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Iceland: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday

Iceland: Flag Day

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Iceland: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

First Day of Summer


First Day of Summer

Iceland: Known in Icelandic as 'Sumardagurinn fyrsti', this holiday is an Icelandic flag day and marks the arrival of the first day of summer

Labour Day


Labour Day

Iceland: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Ascension Day


Ascension Day

Iceland: Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday

Iceland: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Independence Day

 Long Weekend! 
Independence Day

Iceland: Also called Icelandic National Day, June 17th marks Iceland's move to complete independence from Denmark

Commerce Day

 Long Weekend! 
Commerce Day

Iceland: This holiday was first observed Thursday September 13th 1894. The date is known as it was agreed on at a meeting of unions and managers from the larger shops in Reykjavík

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve

Iceland: Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Iceland: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

St. Stephen's Day


St. Stephen's Day

Iceland: 26th December is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in several countries.

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve

Iceland: The last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar is usually celebrated with parties as midnight approaches

Notes

  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will generally not be moved to a weekday.