Monday, November 29, 2010

Ó Jólatré, Ó Jólatré

There was a Christmastree-lighting ceremony in Austurvöllur Square yesterday, a lovely way to warm up a cold frosty day. The tree was an annual gift from Norway, as Iceland doesn't even have trees this big; how nice of Norway to think of us! The mayor said a few funny words about christmas trees in Moominworld (or at least that's the parts I could understand), and the countdown began. Obviously a countdown in Icelandic!

I'll get a shot of the tree later, but I was more interested in the band playing and all the children on top of their parents' shoulders.

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