The first day of summer in Iceland (21/04)

The first day of the month Harpa (Harpa) according to the ancient Icelandic calendar is the First Day of Summer (First Day of Summer / Sumardagurinn Fyrsti), which is currently a public holiday in Iceland and is celebrated on the first Thursday after April 18th.

The origin of the name of the month Harpa has been lost for centuries, but with the light hand of the romantics of the 19th century, Harpa began to be portrayed as a young girl, the daughter of Torri and Goa - the last winter months. By the way, according to one version, Harpa is considered the female name of one of the forgotten goddesses.

If the previous two months were devoted to the husband and wife, respectively, then the meeting of the first summer month belongs entirely to unmarried girls.