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Reykjavik A great number of worldwide festivals are organized in the capital of Iceland. Tourists will have a chance to visit various gastronomical and cultural establishments and take part in various holidays and fests, which always attract foreign guests’ attention. The most interesting and famous festival is Food&Fun holiday, which is popular even in other countries. The most famous cooks of the world participate in this festival, treating festival guests with new dishes and original treats and revealing the secrets of the high quality cuisine.
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The primary events of the festival are famous cooks’ master-classes. The most sophisticated gourmands visit the festival too. During the festival celebration all the popular restaurants suggest their guests to taste their special menu and take part lots of exciting entertainments. Local bars, clubs and discos are engaged in this festival too, so night life enthusiasts will like a great choice of entertaining programs.
The festival lasts for five days and falls within the second part of February. Every upscale restaurant in Reykjavik invites a famous cook, who is offered to organize a festive program for the restaurant’s guests. An interesting fact us that invited chefs cook all their dishes of local foods only. This fact makes each treat even more original and unique. The Food&Fun festival is always followed with captivating competitions. Copyright
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Chefs compete with each other in cooking of ethnic dishes, with ordinary restaurants’ guests being the jury of the gastronomy competition. The last day of the festival offers every cook to make three unique chef’s dishes. The Food&Fun festival is one of the best holidays for gastronomy tourism fans in the world. Another famous and popular festival is held in February too. The Winter Lights Festival starts in the middle of the month, which entertainment program lasts for four days.
Reykjavik This exciting winter celebration involves a lot of interesting street performances, enchanting shows, entertainments for children and various exciting competitions. The main square and all the city streets are equipped with open air stages for dancers and popular musical groups to perform. During the festive days a number of shops organize sales. A lot of cultural establishments invite foreign guests to visit captivating events. The festival program always includes the Night of Museums, offering young guests to visit the cultural Gerðuberg center, where the majority of events for kids are organized.
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National traditions of Iceland

Icelanders are a nation that knows how to survive in quite severe environmental conditions. Due to the severity of the cold island country, its inhabitants use natural resources economically and wisely. Icelandic traditions have absorbed paganism and Christianity to become a completely unique culture. Icelandic remains the national language of Iceland, but most of the locals are fluent in English. About 80% of Icelanders are Lutherans, about 5% are pagans. Everyone without exception is entitled to medical care. Up to 36% of children in Iceland are born out of wedlock - this phenomenon has long become the norm. There are many couples who have been living together as spouses without formal marriage for years, which is also considered perfectly normal. … Open
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