A short history of summer in Iceland
“The First Day of Summer is a vestige of the traditional calendar,” explains Trausti. Using the traditional Gregorian calendar, the holiday falls on the second Thursday after 11 April, which is the Saint’s day of Pope Leo I. “Many say it is the first Thursday after the 18th,” notes Trausti sternly, “but that is technically inaccurate.”
Words by Eliza Reid, photos by Karólína.