Today is Ascension Day

21.05.2020 - 09:27
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 Mynd: Ágúst Ólafsson
Today is Ascension Day and is a public holiday in Iceland.

Ascension Day is always the Thursday 40 days after Easter. It is a Christian celebration marking the ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven to sit at the right hand of God.

It is one of Iceland's 15 public holidays and sees schools and many workplaces closed. Tomorrow, Friday, is a normal working day.

After a rainy Wednesday, the forecast today calls for some sunshine in all parts of Iceland, and a beautiful sunny day in the northeast. The capital region should remain dry with patchy cloud later on.

The next day off is Whit Monday on 1st June.

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