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The festival for Saint Olav

Tórshavn is turned upside down these days, and I’m right in the middle of it, since I live in the old part of the city, Reyni.

The reason to this is the festival for Saint Olav, the Norwegian king, who brought Christianity to the Faroe Islands.

Saint Olav’s Day is the 29th of July, but the festival started last night with a big concert. The main name was the Danish indie rock band Dúné, so I fell a sleep with their music in my ears – not so bad!

And the weather is perfect for the festival. The sun is shining, so I expect to see a lot of Faroese national costumes later today, when the official start of the festival is at 2 pm.