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Icelandic National Day (Þjóðhátíðardagurinn) is a holiday in Iceland, celebrated as the day that The Republic of Iceland (Lýðveldið Ísland) was formed in 1944, becoming independent from the Danish Monarchy. The date of 17 June was chosen because it is the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, a major figure of Icelandic culture and the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement. Today, Icelanders celebrate this holiday on a national scale, with parades including flagbearers, brass bands, and riders on Icelandic horses. After the parades, speeches are given, including one from the Fjallkonan or Woman of the Mountain, clad in the Skautbúningur costume. (Wikipedia).

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2014 ICELANDIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION!

SUNDAY, JUNE 15th AT BRYANT LAKE REGIONAL PARK 

Located in Eden Prairie between Hwy 212 AND Hwy 62, Shady Oak Road to Rowland.

http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/bryant-lake-park.aspx

 

- Everyone can bring food to share, such as salads, desserts, fruit, or your signature dish!

- The Icelandic organizations will provide coffee, lemonade, hotdogs, hamburgers, and paper products.

- Boating, Swimming, play on the jungle gym, or just enjoy the season.

- Donations are appreciated.

11:30 to 12:30 Meet & greet!

12:30 Potluck Lunch

1:30 pm Fun!

From west: 494 to 62 East to Shady Oak Rd; South to Rowland Rd; turn to go to Park

Or: 169 South to 62 East to Shady Oak Rd; South to Rowland Rd; turn to go to Park

From north: 62 West to Shady Oak Rd; South to Rowland Rd; turn to go to Park

EVERYONE WELCOME!

 



2013 ICELANDIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION!

SATURDAY, JUNE 15th AT BRYANT LAKE REGIONAL PARK 

Located in Eden Prairie between Hwy 212 AND Hwy 62, Shady Oak Road to Rowland.

http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/bryant-lake-park.aspx 

- Everyone can bring food to share, such as salads, desserts, fruit, or your signature dish!

- The Icelandic organizations will provide coffee, lemonade, hotdogs, hamburgers, and paper products.

- Boating, Swimming, play on the jungle gym, or just enjoy the season.

- Donations are appreciated.

11:30 to 12:30 Meet & greet!

12:30 Potluck Lunch

1:30 pm Fun!

From west: 494 to 62 East to Shady Oak Rd; South to Rowland Rd; turn to go to Park

Or: 169 South to 62 East to Shady Oak Rd; South to Rowland Rd; turn to go to Park

From north: 62 West to Shady Oak Rd; South to Rowland Rd; turn to go to Park

Volunteer here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040D44A4AC2AA20-independence/9098461

OR Call Steingrimur Steinolfson  952-881-3326 

 

EVERYONE WELCOME!

 

June 17th 2012 Icelandic Independence Day, Bryant Lake Park 12:00 Noon

The Icelandic Hekla Club and the Icelandic American Association of Minnesota hope you enjoyed joining in to celebrate Iceland’s Independence Day!

 

The 2011 Icelandic Independence Celebration was held Saturday, June 25th at Bryant Lake Park in Eden Prairie. Remarks by the featured speakers, Honorary Consul Orn Arnar, Icelandic Hekla Club President Dorrie Johnson, and Icelandic American Association President Claire Eckley were followed by potluck lunch, swimming, volleyball, and visiting.

 

The 2010 Icelandic Independence Celebration was held Sunday, June 20th, at Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie. The feature this year was Drengjakór Reykjavik – the Reykjavik Boys Choir. This celebrated choir has traveled throughout Iceland as well as abroad, including many stops in Europe.  The 30 boys range in age from 8 to 15. Almar Grimsson, President of The Icelandic National League of Iceland, led the tour.

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