3/13/2009

Grækarismessa í dag!

Í dag, 12. mars, er Grækarismessa. Man sigur at taldrið, tjóðarfuglur Føroya, kemur heim aftur úr suðurlondunum hendan dag. Tó eru tjøldrini at síggja væl fyri 12. mars. Dagurin verður eisini sagdur at vera fyrsti várdagur.

Føroyingar plaga at hátíðarhalda henda dag við at flagga, og syngja ymiskir sangir, helst um sangir um at tjøldrini koma heim aftur. Í skúlunum verður tíð tikin úr vanligu tímaætlanini til at fara út, vinda merkið upp í stong, og bjóða tjøldrunum vælheimafturkomin!

"Grækarismessa" is today!

Today, 12th of mars, is "Grækarismessa." It's said that the Oyster bird, the national bird of the Faroe Islands, comes back home from "the south" this day. Although, one can see the Oyster bird a while before the 12th of mars. The day is also said to be the first day of spring.

Faroese people usually celebrate this day by flagging, and by singing several songs, mostly songs about the Oyster birds returning home. In the schools there is set time off, out of the usual schedule, to go outside, put the mark(merkið, the Faroese flag) on a flagging pole, and wish the Oyster birds welcome back home!

Á myndini síggja vit tjaldrið, tjóðarfugl Føroya.
On the picture you can see the Oyster bird, the national bird of the Faroe Islands.

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