17 mai - Norway's National Day

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Boy in Norwegian National Costume // Gutt i Norsk Nasjonaldrakt Photo by Bjarne Skjerve, Voss, Norway.

Boy in Norwegian National Costume // Gutt i Norsk Nasjonaldrakt Photo by Bjarne Skjerve, Voss, Norway.

Norwegian flags attached to the buildings in the Norwegian streets. //Norway. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/norway

Norwegian flags attached to the buildings in the Norwegian streets. //Norway. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/norway

Anette Willemine: Hurra for 17. mai!

Anette Willemine: Hurra for 17. mai!

women dancing during a Syttende Mai celebration - Three of the bunads are from Sunnfjord, the other one is from Nordhordland. The blue one in the left corner is from Sør-Trøndelag.

women dancing during a Syttende Mai celebration - Three of the bunads are from Sunnfjord, the other one is from Nordhordland. The blue one in the left corner is from Sør-Trøndelag.

Norway’s Independence Day is 17th May. The day commemorate 17th May 1814 when Norway gained its constitution. Many people wear a “bunad” or other national costume. Children’s parades are held during the morning. School children march in parades while waving Norwegian flags and singing songs. In many places marching bands play in the parades.Later on in the day there are often speeches, events at schools, in parks and in town or city centres. 17th May is also known as the children’s day.

Norway’s Independence Day is 17th May. The day commemorate 17th May 1814 when Norway gained its constitution. Many people wear a “bunad” or other national costume. Children’s parades are held during the morning. School children march in parades while waving Norwegian flags and singing songs. In many places marching bands play in the parades.Later on in the day there are often speeches, events at schools, in parks and in town or city centres. 17th May is also known as the children’s day.

May 17, Oslo and London- The Norwegian Royal Family celebrated National Day separately this year. The Crown Princely family celebrated with the king and queen in Norway. Shown here Princess Martha Louise and husband Ari Behn; Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Hoiby.

May 17, Oslo and London- The Norwegian Royal Family celebrated National Day separately this year. The Crown Princely family celebrated with the king and queen in Norway. Shown here Princess Martha Louise and husband Ari Behn; Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Hoiby.

Henri Krug  of the prestigious Krug champagne house

Henri Krug of the prestigious Krug champagne house

This shot is from 2014 parade on Norway`s Constitution Day or National Day, 17 May. The Fire Brigade are always represented here. Bergen have a great collection of old fire engines and a lot of other equipment. Enthusiasts in Bergen Fire Brigade Historical Society is working to establish a fire museum in Bergen's old main fire station. This old fire truck is a French built Delahaye from the beginning of the 1920s.

This shot is from 2014 parade on Norway`s Constitution Day or National Day, 17 May. The Fire Brigade are always represented here. Bergen have a great collection of old fire engines and a lot of other equipment. Enthusiasts in Bergen Fire Brigade Historical Society is working to establish a fire museum in Bergen's old main fire station. This old fire truck is a French built Delahaye from the beginning of the 1920s.

17th of May! Bunads + Modern = awesomeness. Lots of solje and such on everybody, though.

17th of May! Bunads + Modern = awesomeness. Lots of solje and such on everybody, though.

National indulgence - Hurra for 17. mai!! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

National indulgence - Hurra for 17. mai!! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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