JÓN SIGURÐSSON

Hæ Hó og Jibbí Jei

 Wedding portrait of Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir and Jón Sigurðsson, leader of the Icelandic independence movement.

Wedding portrait of Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir and Jón Sigurðsson, leader of the Icelandic independence movement.

This article is just a little way of taking a moment to enjoy the summer and parades.

Hope you enjoyed Jón Sigurðsson's birthday yesterday, 17th June Icelanders celebrate independence with sugar, singing and hot dogs and more often than not a little rain. 

í lok dags
í öðru landi
græturðu yfir því
að hafa gleymt deginum

hrópar upp yfir þig að þú hafir ekki gert neitt þjóðlegt í dag

það er aldrei um seinan
segi ég
fæ mér kók og klóra mér í rassinum
— 17.júni, Guðrún Sóley '89 - '08
At the end of the day
In a foreign country
You weep the fact
You forgot the day

Cry out that you didn’t do a single patriotic thing today

But it’s never too late
Says I
Grab a coke and scratch my bum
— Loosely Translated, 17th June by Guðrún Sóley '89 - '08

- Sóla Eva