Þrettándinn – The Thirteenth

//Þrettándinn – The Thirteenth

On the 6th of January, called Þrettándinn (The Thirteenth) Icelanders celebrate the last day of Christmas

True to their nature of throwing good parties, the locals dedicate a whole weekend to bidding farewell to Christmas.

The festivities start on Friday, first with a masquerade for the children and then a grand parade. Elves, trolls and the Icelandic Yul lads can be seen there, dancing around the bonfire with children, locals and visitors. Festivities and all sorts of cultural activities keep the guests busy whole weekend.

The farewell celebration ends on Sunday, with a mass in Stafkirkjan (The Stave Church).