National Day and Graduation

17 06 2013

Icelandic National Day (Þjóðhátíðardagurinn, the day of the nation’s celebration) is an annual holiday in Iceland which commemorates the foundation of The Republic of Iceland on 17 June 1944 and its independence from Danish rule. The date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, a major figure of Icelandic culture and the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

On the 17 of June every, the University Centre of the Westfjords celebrates a University Festival at Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjörður. This is the third time that the University Centre celebrates on this day on the occasion of the graduation of its master’s students in Coastal and Marine Management. The distance learning students, studying at the University of Akureyri, joined in to celebrate their graduation.




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