Archive for May 17th, 2011

Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Norway celebrates its Constitution today, May 17 (β€˜syttende maiβ€˜), and the whole country is partying: GRATULERER MED DAGEN!!

Besides the drinking, one of the main activities of the day πŸ˜‰ , the norwegians give the celebration a quite nice touch; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing, and if you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do too…truly great to see everyone on the street wearing the best clothes they have! (and so totally opposite to the somewhat clownish Queensday in NL…)

I can’t do too much partying unfortunately, since I have an exam tomorrow to prepare for… πŸ™ the one setting the exam date can’t have been Norwegian…

(and indeed, he is Danish; a sweet revengeΒ  for the fact the Norway became independent from Denmark on…May 17 1814, the origin of this day!! πŸ˜‰ )