Entries Tagged ‘National Day’

17th May Parade Day

Norwegian Constitution Day is celebrated by a series of parades. In these parades it is the people who are in focus as they march on Norway’s ‘birthday’. There are so many happenings, things to see and do, on this day. In this video you will see a slice of what a 17th May parade day […]

May Celebrations in Tromsø 2010

I’m always amazed at how many people show up to 17 May celebrations.  With all of us squished into our little Storgata it is a wonder how any parade gets through. The Russ never fail to please with their bright red cars and wacky sense of humour.  It rather resembles a pride parade than a […]

Syttende Mai – National Day in Tromsø

The 17th of May – Norwegian Constitution Day – is celebrated all over Norway and around the world.  Tromsø puts on a grand event with ‘the people’ being the focus of the day.  Events happen from 7am in the morning with the flag raising and the laying of wreaths at particular memorial sites to commemorate […]

The National Anthem of Norway

The “National Anthem” of Norway, Ja, vi elsker dette landet (Yes, we love this country) was written by romantic nationalist poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, with the music composed by his cousin Rikard Nordraak. Nordraak was only 21 when he composed the tune, and he died two years later from tuberculosis with some 40 works in his […]

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