Celebrating Norway`s birthday

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Image source: dnb.no

17th of May is what we call Norway’s Birthday. It is really the Constitution Day, but we have always just called it Norway’s Birthday or the National Day. This day is celebrated as a Spring Festival. It is first and foremost a day for the children. We sing songs about the coming of Spring and the beautiful nature of our motherland Norway (or fatherland as we say in Norwegian).

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Image source: pinterest. A girl wearing a traditional national dress. These dresses vary according to where you are from.

We dress up in our national dress and spend the day outdoors. The children participate in parades where they sing spring songs, and there are speeches and games.

Pictures from the celebration in førde
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Image source: karmsundsavis.no A little girl wearing a national dress.
Image source: bunad-magasinet.no More Variations of the national dress


   

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3 thoughts on “Celebrating Norway`s birthday

    Anthony Turi said:
    May 17, 2015 at 19:22

    Happy Birthday Norway and to all Norwegians! 🙂

      mirrorgirl responded:
      May 17, 2015 at 20:30

      Thank you! How are you?

        Anthony Turi said:
        May 19, 2015 at 07:21

        I’m well thank you. I’ve really been enjoying your recent blog entries. Great work! Well done you 🙂

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