Happy Olavsoka / Góða Ólavsøku! Today is Ólavsøka in the Faroe Islands

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ólavsøka es un national die festal del Faroe Insules, festat ye 29 julí. It es li die quande Løgting, li Parlament Faroese, aperte su session.

Li signification litteral es Li Vigile de St. Olaf, o Vigilia Sancti Olavi in Latin, del morte de St. Olaf in li Battallie de Stiklestad in 1030, ma li Løgting predata ti eveniment. Simil a pluri altri dies festal del Faroe Insules, li vøka comensa ye li die ante, dunc sempre comensa ye 28 julí.

Ólavsøka es li die del annu quande mult Faroese amassa se ad-in li capital Tórshavn. Ta li finales del competition de remation national es fat, queles es un del spectacules major in sportes Faroese.

Li salute por Ólavøka in faroesi es Góða Ólavsøku!
Hmm? You want that in English too? Actually I translated it from here on Wikipedia:

Ólavsøka is a national holiday of the Faroe Islands, celebrated on July 29. It is the day when Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, opens its session.

The literal meaning is St. Olaf's Wake or vigilia sancti Olavi in Latin, from Saint Olaf's death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030 (see Olsok), but the Løgting predates this event. Like several other Faroese holidays, the vøka begins the evening before, so Ólavsøka always starts on July 28.

Ólavsøka is the day of the year when many Faroese crowd into the capital Tórshavn. There the national rowing competition finals are held, which is one of the highlights in Faroese sports.

The salute for Ólavøka in Faroese is Góða Ólavsøku!


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