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Easter traditions in Iceland


Easter in Iceland starts with the Holy Thursday when generally all businesses are closed (except a limited number of grocery shops). However, movie theaters remain open on the Icelandic Easter holidays. A lot of people go out of town that day for short trip, and return home after Easter.


On Good Friday, most of the businesses are closed as well. On Easter Sunday, all children in Iceland receive an Easter egg (made of chocolate) from their parents and grandparents. It is customary in Iceland for families to get together and enjoy a family lunch or dinner during the Easter holidays.