Many of the festivities are related to ancient Norse traditions, while others tie in to the Christian calendar, even though nowadays most Icelanders celebrate these events in a secular way.
In addition to the traditional holidays listed here, numerous festivals take place throughout the year.
The arrival of the guests, who are to be witnesses to the marriage of the couple, initiates the wedding ceremony.
After all the guests are seated the bridegroom is the first to take his seat in the room at the head of Sofreh-ye Aghd.
There exist different explanations about the origins of the name "Chile." The most accepted one is that it is derived from the native Aymará word chilli meaning "the land where the earth ends." Chile is considered to be one of the most homogeneous nations of Latin America in both ethnic and cultural terms.
Consequently when bride and bridegroom are seated at the head of Sofreh-ye Aghd they will be facing "The Light".
By custom Aghd would normally take place at bride's parents/guardians home.
The cuisine is definitely an acquired taste; delicacies include smoked lamb, seared lamb’s head, putrefied shark, ram’s testicles and flatbread, all washed down with Icelandic spirits. Konudagur The month of Thorri comes to an end with 'wife's day', a day to celebrate women.
Most often both take place on the same day, but occasionally there could be some time between the two.Its alphabet has 15 letters - h, k, m, n, p, r, t, w, a, e, i, o, u, wh and ng.There is a Maori legend saying that they arrived in Aotearoa from their homeland "Hawaiki" about 1,000 years ago.The final stage of their migration was from Cook Island to Aotearoa (New Zealand).They arrived sometime between the 9th and 13th century AD.The first is called "Aghd", the legal process of getting married, when both the bride and bridegroom and their guardians sign a marriage contract.