Slaktið (the Faroese word for slaughter) is an annual food-festival in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands.
The mission of the festival is to introduce and educate an increasingly urban population to the precious resources provided by the land and the work that goes into procuring them.
Set in late September, the festival features the public slaughter of sheep and cattle in an ordered environment, providing first-hand experiences of the processes involved. A commentator will explain each process, and later in the day the animals will be prepared and served for the guests by invited chefs and food specialists.
The festival also features an array of locally produced vegetables, which gives local growers an opportunity to present and suggest uses for their products.