Easter 04: Vigdís

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir celebrates her ninetieth birthday today. When we were growing up she was elected president of Iceland and became the first democratically directly elected female president in the world. She had a passion for language, the Icelandic language and other languages. For that and all of her work we want to thank.

That is why we say, in many languages:

Takk,
merci,
grazie,
gracias,
thank you,
danke,
salamat,
tak,
terima kasih Vigdís.

This is president Vigdís speaking in Icelandic about the importance of learning languages.