Til hamingju með 100 ára fullveldisafmælið! // Happy 100th Sovereignty Day, Iceland!
One hundred years ago today, the Icelandic swallowtail flag rose above the Government House in Reykjavik for the first time. In 1918, the Act of Union between Iceland and Denmark recognized Iceland as an independent sovereignty for the first time in over six hundred years. Sharing a king, the Icelandic and Danish kingdoms maintained this relationship until 1944, when Iceland declared complete independence and formed the modern Icelandic republic.
Til hamingju, Ísland!