Norway Day is 17th May!

Norway is our 13th Country to visit – since then, we’ve come back for more and more and more… if we could sum up why we love this country this much, it’s because of this day – May 17.

We celebrated May 17 in Oslo. The highlight of the day is NOT a military parade but more than 60,000 children, most of them in marching bands, with Norwegian flags or in their national costumes. What a fantastic parade to watch!

We’re very excited to observe the Constitution Day Parade – combination of lots of flag, children, ice cream and fun!

Norway is a the ONLY country celebrating anything “National” without the need to show the strength of their military capabilities. They don’t need to. A confident, rich, beautiful person who made it in the world, doesn’t need to flash their big, gigantic, enormous, uummmhhmm, expensive properties to show that they indeed “made it big!” Such is a Norway-no-military parade analogy.

It may not that be, but it’s a big worldschooling lesson for kids.

That and mainly, children being the “hope” of the nation – not military.

Ben & Jerry said so…

PEACE, LOVE and ICE CREAM

A country who values children and ice cream over power and might says a lot!

Although, of course, there are also the traditional magnificent bunads everywhere today, the loyalty towards tradition is also important. Roots before wings, right?

Beautiful ladies, their bunads and our Turknoy little ladies

If those are not enough reason to include Norway’s Constitution Day in your travel bucket-list, there’s diversity! You have to be there to experience the common love and respect towards anybody. It’s a great feeling!

It’s today! #May17 and we’re in #Norge again! Don’t know which day it is? It’s only the Constitution Day, Norway Day, #IceCream Day, Flag Day, Hotdog Day, Parade Day, Children’s Day. It’s a big deal around here! ❤️ 🇧🇻️AND AND AND .. International Day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia! Could this day get any better?! #equality #constitutionday #familytravel #familyvalues

It’s not your ordinary parade to watch, trust us. We’ve never seen such a diverse, big crowd so organized and so calm. That in itself is something to show the kids that an organized national event is completely possible, admirable and loveable! Our hearts are warm with happiness being able to observe events in this Norway Day celebration (2019!)

Would you like to observe Norway’s Constitution Day one fine May 17? 🇳🇴❤️

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2 thoughts on “Norway Day is 17th May!

  1. Yay for Norway’s Constitution Day! I love that they still wear the traditional bunad during these events.

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