Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy New Year

Iceland is known for its fascination with fireworks. The displays began early in the afternoon and continued long after the New Year had arrived. Maybe they were celebrating on Russian time, since the fireworks did not cease until early next morning.
The snow storm did not seem to stop anyone from going outside and blowing up boxes full of explosions. The boys had a ball running around setting off fuses and watching the sky light up in a million colors. Even fireworks have been adapted to the nordic climate and many used larger boxes filled with different fireworks linked together, so once the first fuse was lit, there was a chain reaction. This meant less running around in the cold, and more time enjoying.
Some anecdotal data on the amount of fireworks used in Iceland was in the excess of 600 tons - at least nobody will forget New Years Eve 2015.

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