Category Archives: Events

Gaman Saman! Fun Together! Thorrablot 2016

Gaman Saman ‘Fun Together’ Thorrablot 2016: A Visual, Cultural and Culinary Feast! FRIDAY, APRIL 8th REVIVAL – 783 College St, Toronto. 6:30pm Appetizers and Cash Bar 7:30 Feast! Spirited tributes to Icelandic art, poetry, storytelling, singing, and musical performances in our dazzling new venue. Traditional Icelandic food creations from Chef Arden Jackson! Iceland’s Ambassador Sturla […]

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 […]

It was a Warm Summer Evening in the Vinland Meadows

Arden Jackson, Vínarterta.ca feature Traditional Icelandic Food at the Westward Viking Festival, ‘A Real Taste of Vinland’, L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada. A Real Taste of Vinland I stand in the yard of the turf house reconstruction at L’Anse aux Meadows National Park in Newfoundland, Canada and search the horizon of the North Atlantic Ocean. […]