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May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World

May 17th of Norway is the best day for any Norwegians. It is the day were we celebrate to be Norwegians. It is the day where we celebrate the signing of Norway´s constitution at Eidsvoll on May 17, 1814. We love celebrating our National Day, we love showing off our Bunads our National Custom. We love celebrating to be living in one of the most happiest places on Earth.

 

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the most Enthusiastically Celebrated National Day in the World

 

I had a friend that decided to move to Norway because of May 17th 🇳🇴 He loved all the Norwegians girls wearing their bunad. Sadly for him we mostly use them only on May 17th of Norway or other big celebrations. He still loved, Norway.

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World

 

May 17th of Norway and what we do

In May 17th of Norway – the national day we celebrate like the carnival in Rio. We do it the Norwegian way. We start our day with a lushly Champagne breakfast, but most of the time bottles of Prosecco. The breakfast include traditional local food with freshly baked bread, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, Norwegian prosciutto and Strawberries. This is the most important meal for any Norwegian and it prepare us for a long day with celebrating and smiling. The bubbles do help on the celebrating mode and makes it easier to the wear the heavy wool bunad in 23 degrees.

 

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World

 

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World

After the Champagne breakfast it is time go out an celebrate in the streets and watch the Children parade. Often led by marching band walking through their communities in all the small places that would make you fascinated that their was living people. The parade in Oslo is the biggest one and is greeted by the royal family waving to the crowd. Everybody is waiving flags and shouting “hurra” or “hipp hipp hurra”.

 

 

If you are in Oslo on May 17th of Norway

You’re in for an absolute treat!! 🇳🇴 Please go out an celebrate with us!

 

Then you are not getting to do anything other then celebrating with us! Just embrace the day and go with it. Everything is closed and street is packed with Norwegians that celebrate May 17th of Norway. This is the day, where you get the best of Norway on a silver plate. You will be watching Bunad – Norway´s traditional costumes on all the Norwegian girls and some men. We have hundred of different ones. They are in different styles and in colors that are telling a story where in Norway the owner´s ancestry lies. My bunad the Sunnmørs bunad, is from the region of beautiful Ålesund, the most beautiful city in Norway. The tradition says if you are wearing red stockings you are unmarried and black you are married, so if you are picking up a Norwegian girl, you know what to look for!

 

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World - Royale Palace

 

May 17th of Norway 🇳🇴 the best National Day in the World

Happy May 17th of Norway or in Norwegian: Gratulerer med dagen!

 

 

I have celebrated national day´s in Australia, New Zealand and United States of America. I still love the Norwegian national day the best, as a true Norwegian! I do love the fireworks in USA, and I loved the fact that in Australia the national costumes is bikini and thongs in all different shapes and sizes. In New Zealand, they where actually afraid of celebrating, because of the conflicts with the native Maorie people.

In general May 17th of Norway is celebrated world wide where there are Norwegians! In New Zealand in Dunedin, they are celebrating May 17th of Norway, it is great party if you believe in my dad. If you are planing a trip to Norway, try to make it happen in May which is maybe the most beautiful month in Norway! You can celebrate the National day with us! A unique experience!

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