Þorrablót – Mid winter festival

Þorrablót – Mid winter festival

Þorrablót - Mid winter festival

Þorrablót – Mid winter festival

Bóndadagur – The day of the husband is coming up. It marks the beginning of the Þorri month, the old traditional viking month for January-February.  Bóndadagur is always on the friday of the 13th week of the winter, so in year 2020 it is on 24th of January. 

It means that wifes and girlfriends are supposed to spoil their male partners with flowers, beer, good food or other. This is similar to Valentine’s day, just that in Iceland men and women get their own seperate day as the wife or womans day comes a month later.

Icelanders celebrate Þorri by attending Þorrablót. The get togeather in their best outfit, eat old traditional Icelandic food (think sheepheads, rotten shark, haggis and rams testicles put in whey) Delicious!!

Not only do they eat, they also drink, sing and dance into the night!

Attending Þorrablót in Iceland should be on everyone’s bucketlist!

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