Öskudagur

13 02 2013

Today is Halloween? No, but ‘Trick or Treaters” should be expected. (In all of Iceland except for Ísafjörður where this happened on Monday). Children dress in costumes and walk from store to store, then house to house, seeking candy. But rather than just being able to put their hands out and be given the candy, the great part about Öskudagur is that children are expected to earn their candy by singing a song. By the end of the day, though, most kids will rush through a mumbled version of whatever song they’ve already sung dozens of times that day.

Yep, it is Halloween in February! We had little kids...

Yep, it is Halloween in February! We had little kids…

And big ones too!

And big ones too!

 

 

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