Happy 17th of May, Norway!

17 mai 2014 hetland gravlund

The 17th of May is a big deal in Norway.

This picture was taken early in the morning 17th of May 2015 at a cemetery, where we were waiting for the band to play, speeches to be spoken and a wreath to be laid at the memorial for some of the local soldiers that were killed during world war two.

So if you don’t celebrate the day Norwegians celebrate that the Norwegian constitution was signed on the 17th of May 1814 (even if it was actually signed a few days later when everybody had arrived Eidsvoll), at least look up the way we celebrate. You don’t need military parades to celebrate your country, we manage without. And to those Norwegians out there; Gratulerer med dagen!

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