Icelandic Festival Of Manitoba - Islendingadagurinn
In this special episode, we dive into the heart of one of North America's oldest and most vibrant ethnic celebrations. The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, held in the picturesque town of Gimli, Canada. Join us as we take you on a cultural journey through time, exploring the rich history and traditions that make this festival a cherished annual event.It's a gathering that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities to experience the spirit of Iceland right here in Manitoba. From lively music and dancing to traditional Viking-inspired games, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
The festival has a long and storied history dating back to 1890, making it one of the oldest ethnic festivals in North America. It all began with the arrival of Icelandic settlers in Gimli, Manitoba, who sought to preserve their cultural heritage while adapting to the Canadian way of life. The festival was born out of a desire to celebrate their Icelandic roots and has since evolved into an annual tradition that attracts visitors from far and wide.
Owen and Cass sit down with Marilyn Valgardson, the President of the Icelandic Festival to discuss the upcoming festival this weekend! Details of events, the history, and what to expect are all on the docket!
Come and learn about one of Manitobas longest running festivals and one of the biggest Icelandic celebrations outside of Iceland!
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