August is Iceland´s Pride month. Reykjavik Pride, one of Iceland´s largest festival, has been an annual event in Reykjavik since 1999. The event´s history dates back to 1993 when Icelandic gays and lesbians first marched through the city center demanding much wanted freedom, respect and human rights. Pride program is still to be released but according to Eva Maria Þórarinsdóttir, President of Reykjavik Pride, a few new items will be on the list this year including Friday Rainbow Techno party but well over 30 events will be on the menu during pride week which kicks off August 2nd and runs through 7th.
Full program is still to be released but among this year´s events are: Opening act and pride lunch (August 2nd), educational program, literature and music, Pride Opening ceremony (August 4th), Pride parade and outdoor concert at Arnarhóll (city centre), Pride Dance (August 6th) and a Family day (August 7th). For more information about Reykjavik Pride visit www.hinsegindagar.is/en/