The IAU will host this year’s Þorrablót at the Veterans
Memorial Building, 400 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah. Saturday, Feb. 22nd. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and festivities start
at 6:00 p.m. To purchase meals for Þorrablót 2014, complete the following
Order Form and send it to IAU, PO Box 874, Spanish Fork, UT 84660. Questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org . Order Form:
Þorramatur The Icelandic Association of Utah has announced its
annual Þorrablót for February 22, 2014. Details and ticket information will be
Iceland is an island nation that was
isolated for much of its history. The culture in Iceland changed slowly over
time, because of this isolation. Icelanders still make their own food from
fresh ingredients, design their own clothes, write their own books, make their
own music, and perform their own plays. A thousand years and counting,
Icelandic culture is very much alive.
examples of this is Þorramatur that first emerged with the midwinter festivals
from with the Icelanders that moved from the countryside to Reykjavik during
the urbanization boom following World War II. These festivals became popular in
the 1950’s, they are still held today. They have become popular in the
Icelandic settlements in North America. This buffet of traditional Icelandic
food from the Viking age, which has become rare on the tables of ordinary
city-dwelling Icelanders, is becoming popular again at this time of the year.
feast is known as Þorrablót. Þorri is the old Viking month fromthe 23rd of January to
21st of February, blót is a feast. In Spanish Fork, Utah Þorrablót
is usually held on the last Saturday in February.
You may be able to taste: Kæstur hákarl, Súrsaðir hrútspungar, Svið, Sviðasulta, Lifrarpylsa,
Harðfiskur, Rúgbrauð, Flatbrauð, Lundabagg, or Bringukollar. You will have to be at Þorrablót to find out which of these will be available.