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Akranes

Town festivals in Akranes Bæjarhátíðir á Akranesi

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Popular festivals are celebrated annually in Akranes. Chief among them are Irish Days, where the locals celebrate their historical connection with Irish settlers. The festival is held during the first weekend of July and the town is decorated in green, orange and white colors for the occasion. Various events are arranged, including street grills, a small amusement park, street theatre, concerts, shows, outdoor markets and more. The Norðurál youth football tournament for eight-year old boys is held every June in Akranes. Around 180 teams will participate in the tournament this summer, which is one of the largest of its kind in Iceland. The tournament is a fascinating scene where the future footballers of Iceland score their first goals. Vökudagar (Waking Days) is a growing cultural festival in Akranes, held each year in early November. Art exhibitions, concerts, dance shows, plays and lectures are among the many events of the festival. Irish Winter Days in March is a smaller version of the summer festival where locals and visitors enjoy exhibitions, theatre and music.

Írskir dagar eru haldnir hátíðlegir á Akranesi fyrstu helgina í júlí ár hvert. Bæjarbúar fagna arfleifð sinni með því að skreyta bæinn í írsku fánalitunum til að heiðra írska forfeður sem fyrst námu land á Akranesi. Fjölbreytt dagskrá er á hátíðinni og má nefna götugrill, tívolí, götuleikhús, tónleika, dansleiki, sýningar og markaðstorg. Í júní fer fram hið árlega Norðurálsmót á Akranesi, en það er knattspyrnumót fyrir sjö og átta ára pilta. Alls hafa 180 lið frá 31 félagi boðað komu sína í sumar og er mótið eitt af fjölmennustu yngri flokka mótum landsins. Fjölskyldur keppenda fylgja þeim til Akraness og liggur við að íbúafjöldi bæjarins tvöfaldist á meðan mótið stendur yfir. Menningarhátíðin Vökudagar er haldin á Akranesi í byrjun nóvember ár hvert. Þá er boðið upp á fjölmarga viðburði víðs vegar um bæinn, svo sem listsýningar, tónleika, dans- og leiksýningar og fyrirlestra. Írskir vetrardagar fara fram í mars þar sem m.a. er hægt að njóta listsýninga, leiksýninga og tónleika.

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