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Öskudagur - Ash Wednesday

Photo: María H. Tryggvadóttir
Photo: María H. Tryggvadóttir
We are having a busy week – on Monday was Bun Day (Bolludagur), on Thursday was meat soup, and yesterday was Ash Wednesday.
On this occasion, children dressed in costumes go out, visit shops and firms, and sing songs in exchange for candy, almost like Halloween, except that here the kids have to perform and sing for it!
Many put a lot of effort into their performance regarding costumes, moves, and creating their own lyrics.
Akureyri has a long tradition for this day where schools are closed so that the kids can participate in the festivities from the early hours.