The 114th annual Deuce of August Icelandic Celebration is coming.
It's August second through the fourth in Mountain, North Dakota.
The president of the Icelandic Communities Association, Curtis Olafson, of
rural Mountain has a special announcement to make for this celebration too.
Olafson says the prime minister of Iceland will attend. This is the fourth Icelandic
prime minister to attend in recent years.
The PM's name is Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. He was recently elected too.
Gunnlaugsson is the fourth Icelandic prime minister to visit Mountain
Olafson says there's a reason for this. The government of Iceland takes a
keen interest in maintaining a strong relationship between the people of Iceland and
the people of Icelandic descent here in North Dakota.
Olafson says the Deuce of August Icelandic Celebration is North Dakota's
longest-running ethnic celebration and the largest Icelandic ethnic event in the U.S..
For more information about activities for the Deuce of August in Mountain,
August second through the fourth, go to August2nd.dot.com or August the Deuce on