Albin Lee Meldau, Homeshake, Gone Gone Beyond, Kyle Andrews, Tash Sultana
Measure your Feet Day! An unusual day out of all the ‘national days’
indeed. The story behind this day originates in ancient Iceland. Ancient
Icelanders spent most of their free time either bowling or “shelbing.”
Shelbing is high-fiving with your feet! When spring rolled around, a
time known for extreme rainstorms in Iceland, the natives would run into
their huts, and celebrate the rain by measuring their feet and then
pairing off. Shelbing was a customary way to celebrate the rainstorms.
Soon enough world leaders caught wind of this customary tradition and
found a way to commemorate it. Henceforth, the birth of “Measure your
feet day” on January 23rd.