syttende mai

The seventeenth of May (syttende mai) is Norway’s National Day, or Constitution Day.

Our city is not that big and the celebration was HUGE, so I can’t imagine what it must be like in a big city like Oslo! The day includes two parades, bands, music, lots of food, traditional clothing (bundad), cook-outs, flags, and so much fun.
*Each area of Norway has its own traditional design for the bunad. You can visit THIS SITE to check them out. We live in Vestfold.
Here are a few pictures from the day. It was incredible, overwhelming, and unforgettable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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