Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Iceland

By Editor | Relax and Unwind

Feb 14

Iceland has been known to many as a country blessed with so many natural wonders. Despite the change of time, the country was able to successfully preserve its jaw-dropping natural wonders together with its tradition. While Iceland’s celebrations of certain events have similarities with the way other countries celebrate them, the country never fail to do it their own way.

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated events among different countries. While its origin still remains as a mystery, lovers all over the globe never fail to celebrate it. Iceland also joins other countries in celebrating this day for lovers. However, unlike most countries, Valentine’s Day in Iceland is being celebrated simply.

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During Valentine’s Day, many young people in the country express their affection by giving bouquets of flowers. The most common flowers given away by young Icelandic people are red roses and tulips. Flower vendors in Iceland flaunt these flowers on streets during Valentine’s Day. Online shops are also offering these top-selling flower bouquets.

Other than flowers, another tradition that has been practiced by Icelandic people during the Valentine’s Day celebration is the exchange of greeting cards. These cards come in a variety of colors, design, and messages. Most of the gift shops in the country are selling these together with other gifts and flowers even days before the celebration. And with the advent of technology, there are some people in Iceland who are now opting for eCards.

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Another way on which Valentine’s Day is being celebrated in Iceland is through dinner and dance parties in the city of Reykjavik. Couples who want more privacy usually opt for private Champagne parties at homes or farm houses. Those who found themselves in nostalgic mood celebrate this day for lovers in turf houses. This kind of houses plays a huge part in Icelandic culture. Celebrating Valentine’s Day in these turf houses is celebrating both the Icelandic culture and the day for lovers.

If you’re in Iceland during Valentine’s Day, on what way would you celebrate it?

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