On an occasion born perhaps as much as out of relief as of jubilation, March 1st will once again see Iceland celebrate its annual Beer Day.
For 75 years beer was prohibited in the country of Iceland until 1989. When the ban was repealed, the country inaugurated Beer Day in order to celebrate its newly-found freedom.
Those looking to partake of the occasional libation will find drinking establishments across the country celebrating the event. But perhaps the biggest party is to be had in the capital Reykjavik, where revellers in their thousands turn out and enjoy themselves until the wee small hours.
Beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage. Top of the world’s consumption table is the Czech Republic, which played an important part in the history and development of the drink that the world knows and loves today.
Iceland has a population of approximately 300,000 people and is a key world location for geothermal power due to its underlying volcanic geology.
Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.