The 17th of May

 

DSCN2337 kopiThe 17th of May is a day for celebration in Norway. It’s the day when the Norwegian Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll in 1814, which makes 2014 the 200th year anniversary.

VisitNorway have a good explanation of Norway’s national day here, if it is something you’d like to read more about. And the people behind the 17th of May Festival in Seattle (Ballard), Washington, have made a more in-dept explanation about the history of it, which you can find here.

In Norway it’s common to congratulate people with the day, as it is one of the most special days in the year. So congratulation to Norway, and the people of Norway.

(Here’s the post from last year, and this picture was also taken on the 17th of May 2013 in Stavanger.)

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