The first record of a total solar eclipse in the Faroe Islands was 30 May 1612 at 11:25am. An ancient story goes that four quarrelsome brothers from the village of Sumba were tending to their sheep and arguing, when they were suddenly shrouded in darkness. They were petrified and promised the Lord that if they lived through the terrible experience, they would live harmoniously. The sun soon reappeared and the brothers never quarrelled again.
During the week of 20 March, eclipse parties, gatherings and festivals will take place across the Faroe Islands. Please see the Total Solar Eclipse (http://solareclipse.fo/
Access: A special direct flight from London, to coincide with the eclipse, will be operated by Atlantic Airways. Please contact the airline direct on firstname.lastname@example.org (online bookings are not possible). Alternative options are to fly via Copenhagen, Oslo or Keflavik.
For further information, please see: www.solareclipse.fo or www.visitfaroeislands.com
ENDS/20 MARCH 2014
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