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On June 17, 1944, the Republic of Iceland was formally established and Iceland became independent after being under Danish rule. The day has been celebrated as the Icelandic National Day ever since.

The National Day is celebrated across the country with parades led by marching bands and scouts following as color guard. Prominent people in society address the public in town and city squares.

Traditionally, a woman dressed as the Fjallkonan (The Mountain Woman), wearing Iceland?s most festive national dress, reads a poem. The Fjallkonan represents the Icelandic spirit and nature and became a symbolic figure in Iceland's fight for independence.

from http://www.icelandreview.com