Category Archives: Vinarterta

What is Thorrablot? Þorrablót?

What is Thorrablot? It was a sacrificial midwinter festival offered to the gods in pagan Iceland of the past. It was abolished during the Christianization of Iceland, but resurrected in the 19th century as a midwinter celebration that continues to be celebrated to this day. The timing for the festival coincides with the month of Thorri, according […]

Honorary Consul Approves Vínarterta!

Gail Einarson-McCleery Honorary Consul Approves Vinarterta! Gail is a recipient of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon. She is the Culture and Youth Director of the Icelandic National League of North America, the INL Representative of the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto & Honorary Consul of Iceland in Toronto. In June of 2015 the Icelandic […]