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Reykjavík's centre gets a facelift in celebration of Gay Pride

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  • Getting ready Skólavörðustígur street was painted in the colours of the rainbow. The event marked the beginning of the Gay Pride celebrations. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

The Reykjavík Pride celebrations began yesterday, Tuesday, when Dagur B. Eggertsson, the mayor of Reykjavík, joined organisers and painted Skólavörðustígur street in the colours of the rainbow.

The event was first held in 1999 and has expanded into a week-long celebration which attracts over 100 thousand participants annually and peaks on Saturday with the colourful Pride Parade.

According to Fréttablaðið newspaper, onlookers were invited to assist with the paintjob. “It was lovely. A large number of children lent us a hand and some even brought their own paint brushes,” said the event’s director Eva María Þórarinsdóttir Lange.

Dagur B Eggertsson, Gay Pride, Skólavörðustígur, Hinsegin dagar

Dagur B. Eggertsson (third from the right), the mayor of Reykjavík, assisted with the paint job. Photo/Vilhelm 




ég verð að segja að Regnboginn sem tugir og hundruð Reykvíkinga og gesta þeirra máluðu í dag á Skólavörðustíg var magnað...

Posted by Dagur B. Eggertsson on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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