Olafsfjordur, Iceland

Olafsfjordur, Iceland
Olafsfjordur, Iceland

Monday, 15 February 2016

Happy Öskadagur





Óska dagur or Ash Wednesday is another day for celebration particularly if you are young or young at heart.




Traditionally small bags filled with ashes would be hung on the backs of unsuspecting folk. So now much like Halloween where tricks were traditionally played on people, Óska dagur is a day for dressing up in costume visiting shops and singing in return for sweets. 




Rita Carload and her new friend Astridur Iskleif opened the museum especially.




There were plenty of visitors, all dressed brilliantly and all of them sang wonderfully, in return for small gifts that Rita had prepared earlier. 




Later there were games at the Sports centre for kids, teenagers and anyone who wanted from both    Olafsfjördur and Siglufjörðor.
The main attraction was a big wooden barrel that had to be bashed by each child in turn with a stick until it broke and the sweets inside could be eaten. This took some while. 




Rita made a very sophisticated pin the tail on the donkey game, it was enjoyed by many and was great fun. 



Just like the day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Particularly Winnie the Pooh who enjoyed dancing to the music most. 




And Gudrun, Astrid and Rita. 



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