There are many festivals throughout the world, some are very ordinary and others can be quite strange, such as the naked man festival in Japan. However, one festival that is very unique and has garnered many fans is the Beer Festival of Iceland. So go ahead and grab your passport and make sure to add U.S. passport pages if you have less than three left and get ready for the Beer Day festival in Iceland.
If you are going to be doing any international travel you will be required to have a valid United States passport with you. With a passport, you can travel and enter any country in the world and then be granted access back into the United States when your vacation is over with. If you travel extensively, you may be running out of pages in your passport. If this is the case, you will need to contact a US passport agency so that you can add pages to it.
Europe Meets America
Do not let the name Iceland fool you. The country actually has very nice weather for the majority of the year and is covered in lush greenery. There are an incredible amount of contrasts the country offers travelers. It is said that Iceland is the country where America meets Europe. There are parts of Iceland that are very scenic because it has remained untouched by human civilization for centuries. Iceland is a very unique travel destination that has something to offer everyone.
First Beer Day
The very first Beer Fest Day was held in 1989. This was the year when beer became legal in Iceland. Before that, Iceland banned the sale of beer due to health concerns. However, the country still allowed wine and liquor to be sold. Finally, Iceland came to its senses, and with the increase in tourism, began selling beer to its citizens and travelers alike. Now, every year on March 1, people flock to Iceland to celebrate the wonderful world of beer. It is a fun filled day with people coming from all over the world to enjoy a couple pints of Iceland’s best brews.
Iceland loves its beer. Even though there are only a few breweries in Iceland, the citizens truly love its beer. In honor of the end of its prohibition, they celebrate the beverage every year. On this day, bars are kept open way past normal operating hours to cater to the masses that descend upon the country. Beers are discounted on this day and everyone comes out to enjoy the company of the people over a nice pint of brew. Icelandic beers are much different than American beers because they use only the cleanest Icelandic waters in their brewing processes.