Yesterday was the 17th of May and Norway’s National Day, or Constitution Day. The constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on the 17th of May in 1814. It declared Norway to be an independent nation, and marked the end of Danish rule over Norway. Norway then ended up in a union with Sweden, and only got it’s real independence in 1905. You can read more about the history of the constitution and the National Day here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Constitution_Day .
My picture from yesterday is taken out from the car with the phone, and edited with Instagram. We spent some hours driving to my in-laws and had to stop now and then waiting for the children’s and citizen’s parade. In Norway the National Day is mostly a day for children who can eat all the hot dogs and ice cream they want on this day. I’m not sure many wanted ice creams yesterday, since it was pouring down the entire day. At least in the region we drove through. This parade passed us in Oppdal, a mountain town south in the Trøndelag county.
Here’s a picture of what the day looks like in Oslo. Photo by Jonas Aarre Sommarset (http://ndla.no/nb/node/54139):