Icelandic National Day (Þjóðhátíðardagurinn) is a holiday in Iceland, celebrated as the day that The Republic of Iceland (Lýðveldið Ísland) was formed in 1944. 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).
Te 2014 ICELANDIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION was held SUNDAY, JUNE 15th AT BRYANT LAKE REGIONAL PARK,
Located in Eden Prairie between Hwy 212 AND Hwy 62, Shady Oak Road to Rowland.
- The Icelandic organizations provided coffee, lemonade, hotdogs, hamburgers, and paper products.
- Boating, swimming, & playgrounds were enjoyed
- Donations were 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