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Mærudagar/ Candy Days

July 25 - July 28

 

190329 Mærudagar

Almost every town in Iceland has a special day or weekend, and Húsavík is no exception.  The town’s festival is called Mærudagar, which means Candy Days, and it is held the last weekend in July as a time for everyone to come together and enjoy Húsavík.

The town is divided into 3 districts: Pink, Orange, and Green, and people decorates houses, businesses, light posts and themselves in their colors. The population more than doubles during the festival, as many people who have moved away pick this weekend to come back for a visit, and the whole town is buzzing with life.

During Mærudagar, there is something for everyone: art exhibitions, open-air theatre performances for kids of all ages, a parade, a golf tournament, a market and a small carnival at the harbor, the shops & restaurants are open longer, and there is live music all over town.

In the evening, the harbor fills with people enjoying the music and meeting old and new friends.

 

Program 2019

Every day 26.-28.July

10-18:00 EXHIBITION GELLUR SEM MÁLA Í BÍLSKÚR AT THE MUSEUM HOUSE

 

Wednesday 24.July

18:00 PREPARATION FOR THE SLUTWALK

 

Thursday 25. July

GARDEN CONCERTS – each color district has it’s own garden concert where people gather dressed in the color of their district.
19.30 Orange District – Sólbrekka 7
19.30 Pink District – Uppsalavegur/Baughóll
20.30 Green District – Garðabraut 39

22:00 MÚGISON AT GAMLI BAUKUR

 

Friday 26.July

14:00 BEACH VOLLEYBALL AT THE MUSEUM HOUSE

16-18:00 VERNISSAGE GELLUR SEM MÁLA Í BÍLSKÚR AT THE MUSEUM HOUSE

18:00 BOTNSVATNSHLAUP RUN

20-22:30 hours OPENING CELEBRATION OF THE CANDY DAYS- each district marches dressed and decorated in their colors to the harbor where the “colors mix” and everybody comes together
– opening speech by major Kristján Þór
– songs at the quay, Biggi Sævars conducts the masses where everybody joins in to sing
– Plútó
– dance at the quay, Bylgja Steingrímsdóttir and Elvar Bragason will keep the crowd moving

23:00 HLÖÐUBALL BARN DANCE

 

 

Saturday 27. July

12:30 LITTLE MERMAID THEATER FOR KIDS IN THE PARK

14:00 SLUT WALK

14:30-16:30 hours CHILDREN’S PARTY AT THE HARBOR SPONSORED BY LANDSBANKI & N1
– Greta Salóme
– Tónasmiðjan & guests
– Magician Bjarni Töframaður
– Villi the Scientist

17:16-18:19 EFF… RÁBÆRT PARTÝ IN FOSSHÓTEL

20-00 hours CANDY DAYS CONCERT SPONSORED BY FAKTABYGG, GAMLI BAUKUR & PCC BAKKISILICON
Duet Natalia Piorunek and Elvar Braga
Flammeus
Omotrack
GDMA
Einar Óli & Band
Greta Salóme
Herra Hnetusmjör
Biggi Sævars & Band

00:00 HOURS FIREWORKS SPONSORED BY FRAMSÝN, GENTLE GIANTS WHALE-WATCHING AND PWC

00:05 MAGIC MOMENTS AT MIDNIGHT WITH SKY LANTERNS
Sky lanterns will be released into the midnight sky, magical moments for friends and families. Environmental friendly lanterns are for sale Saturday evening at the main stage, 500 ISK/piece.

 

Sunday 29. July

11-12 CANDY WALK
The kids walk around town and collect candies from all houses marked with a white ribbon. All inhabitants are welcomed to join, have candy ready at hand for the kids and decorate their house with a white ribbon.

Details

Start:
July 25
End:
July 28
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/maerahusavik/

Organiser

Mærudagar
Email:
https://www.facebook.com/maerahusavik/

Venue

All around town
Húsavík, Iceland + Google Map