Hipp, Hipp, Hurra! for Norway’s Constitution Day!

Norway Flag Syttende Mai

It’s that time of year again: Syttende Mai!

Always held on the 17th of May, this day celebrates the day in 1814, in which the Constitution declared Norway its own independent country.

Commemorated with children’s parades in most cities, the largest is in Oslo, with the parade going right past the Royal Palace, where the Royal Family wave hello from the balcony.

Norwegians all over the world celebrate their Constitution Day, and if  you’re in Seattle, you can celebrate Syttende Mai in Ballard, where there’s a big parade that starts at 6pm, and a whole load of other activities. For more information, click here: http://www.17thofmay.org/

This photo was taken in Norway on my adventure there last summer with VisitNorway.

Raise your Norwegian flag, eat some lutefisk, and Adventure On,

Kristen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s