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Easter in Iceland

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Basket with Easter Eggs

Basket with Easter Eggs

Jan K./PubDom

So how is Easter celebrated in Iceland?

Easter in Iceland starts with the Holy Thursday when generally all businesses are closed (except a limited number of grocery shops). However, movie theaters remain open on the Icelandic Easter holidays. A lot of people go out of town that day for short trip, and return home after Easter.

On Good Friday, most of the businesses are closed as well. On Easter Sunday, all children in Iceland receive an Easter egg (made of chocolate) from their parents and grandparents. It is customary in Iceland for families to get together and enjoy a family lunch or dinner during the Easter holidays.

Make sure to plan your trip to Iceland according to the holidays and prepare for closures on the national holidays.

"Easter" in Icelandic is Páskar.

This article is part of: Easter Traditions in Scandinavia

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