On Sunday 28 June at 19:40-21:00 festivities will take place at Arnarhóll square in central Reykjavik Lækjargata on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir’s democratic election to the Icelandic presidency. She was the first woman in the world to be elected to President in democratic elections.
The event is organized by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and the University of Iceland in cooperation with Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, the City of Reykjavík, the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, the Committee on the 100 years anniversary of women’s suffrage in Iceland, and dozens of associations in the numerous fields where Vigdís Finnbogadóttir has been particularly active.
Many artists will participate in this event which is designed to reach a large public, in particular young people. Among the actors and the musicians featured in the program, feature the Icelandic Wonderbrass band, the Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir, the Danish lyric singer Palle Knudsen, the Swedish lyric singer Ylva Kihlberg, Baggalútur and Samaris bands and others.
Two Icelandic writers, the President of the Icelandic Parliament and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir herself will address the audience.
Several choirs will gather together before the event and sing along with the audience. All are welcome.
Credit photos: Róbert Ágústsson (2 August1980) and Una María Óskarsdóttir (19 June 2015).