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Bolludagur, Sprengidagur and Öskudagur: Three days of over-indulgence

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  • Fancy dress On Öskudagur school children will dress up in fancy dress and go from store to store, singing in hopes of receiving candy. Photo/Valli

Icelanders celebrate Bolludagur, Sprengidagur and Öskudagur at the beginning of next week: Three days of over-indulging and innocent fun! Here’s a little summary on the Icelandic traditions surrounding these days. 

On Bolludagur, which takes place on Monday, Icelanders will consume a whopping one million cream buns.

Bolludagur is followed by Sprengidagur, the Icelandic equivalence of Mardi Gras.

Lastly, we have Öskudagur, or Ash Wednesday. The Icelandic tradition surrounding this day is somewhat romantic.

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