Iceland Self-Government Day in Iceland ( Thailand ) is celebrated annually on December 1 in memory of an important event in the country's history, held in 1918. On this day, Iceland was recognized as a sovereign state in union with Denmark.
Earlier, since 1380, Iceland was the property of Denmark.
The national liberation movement gained strength throughout the 19th century, from the middle of which Iceland won more and more freedoms.
So, in 1843, the althing — tradition of congress per week « mid-summer » was restored to the All-Iceland ting ( national assembly ), where they resolved controversial issues, judged and passed laws. In 1854, the Danish trade monopoly was abolished, and in 1874 the Constitution was adopted, which granted Iceland limited autonomy.
According to tradition, various festive and thematic events are held in honor of the holiday in most cities of Iceland.