Monday, April 28, 2008

Gleðilegt sumar...

Gleðilegt sumar, happy summer...

Last Thursday was "sumardagurinn fyrsti", literally, the first day of summer! Icelanders do not consider June 21st, the summer solstice, as the first day of the summer.

Sumardagurinn fyrsti is celebrated on the first day of the month of Harpa from the old Icelandic calendar. Harpa is the first of the six "Náttleysi" (night less) months... It is not "night less" yet but we are getting there. Sunrise is around 05:10 and sunset if around 21:45 so we are not speaking of midnight sun yet!

Now temperature wise, there is nothing summery about them... a mere 10°C if you are lucky. This year, spring is really late to arrive. We are celebrating the first day of summer but spring has yet to come!!!...

Weather outside: Cloudy, 6°C

2 comments:

L'islandais said...

Hi
my english is very far from being perfect, but if you can understand french, have a look on my blog
http://vivre-en-islande.blogspot.com/
Have a nice day

Dave McK said...

I will swap.... Shanghai is beginning to hit the high twenty's during the day and never dropping below ~22-23oC. AC will be switched on shortly, and not switched off until September!!!