Sunday, 17 May 2009

Norway's National Day




There are so many Norwegian bloggers. I want to congratulate you all on this very important day!

17th May celebrations
The 17th May - Norway's National Day - is a public holiday in Norway and is celebrated extensively by Norwegians all over the world.

The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in the year 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent nation.


The celebration of this day began spontaneously among students and others from early on. However, Norway was at that time under Swedish rule.

25 comments:

Marie Reed said...

Hooray for their Eurovision win too!

VALKYRIEN said...

Thank you so much Wil! Have been so busy visiting and congratulate norwegian bloggers - I didn't check yours!

I can tell you the weather is great in most of the country - and that makes the childrens parade even more fun to watch! It is a beautiful sight!

ArneA said...

Thank you very much.
We have had a wonderful day here in Oslo today. Beautiful weather, lots of places where people meet, take a drink and celebrate the National day.
The only problem this year is that many celebrate the ESC winner more than the constitution.
That is intrtiguing, but of no problen to me.

Petunia said...

Thank you so much! It's very nice of you! It's have been a lovely day with sunshine and a big smile on everyone faces!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Thanks for the nice greeting, it was very nice that you remembered us here in the north. There has been a nice day today with sunshine and warm weather. :o)

TheWritersPorch said...

Bravo Wil...celebrate freedom!!
If if were not for freedom we could not blog and you and I would not be friends!
Let's all be grateful for our freedom!!
Love,
~ Carol ~

9na said...

Thank you! We have had a nice celebration today, but now we are really worn out...

Miss_Yves said...

Félicitations à la Norvège pour cet acte d'indépendance.Je pense que ce jour est l'équivalent de notre 14 juillet !
Et pour son succès à l'Eurovision, même si c'est moins important !

The Weaver of Grass said...

I didn't know about that reader wil - so thank you for telling me. I love Norway - one of our best holidays ever was on the Hurtigruten from Bergen to Kirkenes, via the Lofoten Islands - it was wonderful and we saw the midnight sun and attended a concert at midnight in Tromso cathedral.

Marja said...

Congrata to Norwegen A beautiful country

Gretchen said...

I've learned my new fact for the day. Glad I stopped by. :)

Pacey said...

Hoi Wil, Lang niet gezien. Ik heb u al gemist toch. :)

And Congratulations to my Norwegian friend bloggers too!

Catherine said...

How serendipitous that they won the Eurovision on the eve of their national day! I didn't know it was their national day and happy day to all norwegian readers out there.
If Norway are like the Irish they could be 3 in a row Eurovision winners!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I don't know that I have any Norwegian readers so I will extend a Happy National Day to your readers!

Brenda said...

Yes...Hooray for the National Day! I will have to show you a picture of a Norway Doll I made a dress for once.

Etje said...

Dat wist ik niet van 17 mei, en dan ook nog eens het songfestival gewonnen hun dag kon niet meer stuk.

Groetjes

Etje said...

Wil hier is de nationale feestdag 21 juli, maar in Vlaanderen hebben we dan ook nog 11 juli als feestdag (guldensporenslag 1302)

Groetjes

Indrani said...

Greetings to you on your National Day from India!

RuneE said...

I can't but thank you so much for this wonderful greeting!

Og siden du kan norsk - en personlig ekstra stor takk både for denne fine posten og for din hilsen hos meg. Det har alltid vært en spesiell forbindelse mellom Nederland og Norge - Bergen ikke minst.

Ann said...

There is a house near my neighbourhood, they fly their Noweigian flag everyday. I must find my photos and greet they a belated national day.

Abe Lincoln said...

I hope you had a nice day for the celebration.

Miss_Yves said...

Bonjour !Voulez -vous jouer à un petit jeu ? Vous, ou votre fille ?
la règle sera sur mon blog dans peu de temps :un texte sur le thème:"six choses qui me rendent heureuse "avec une photo ...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Just popped by Reader wil to say - you sent me an interesting and very moving report about an old lady who had rescued many Jewish babies during the war. I sent it on to several friends and then deleted it. Now I have told another friend and she would dearly like to know the story as she has friends in The Netherlands who also helped Jews during the war. Is it possible that you could send me it again? Please don't go to any trouble.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, I missed this by a day. I hope all Norwegian bloggers and friends had a lovely National Day.

Is Etje writing in Norwegian? I can read and understand her comments, probably because I speak some German.

Hugs,

Renie

Janice Thomson said...

A happy National Day to all the Norwegian bloggers.