Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National Day in Norway: May 17

In Norway we celebrate our National or Constitutional Day on May 17. It’s the 3rd oldest Constitution in Europe. From 1814.
Norway was a free country for some Months after the Napoleon Wars. But after the Piece Confernce in Kiel, the same Year, Norway was part of the Swedish Kingdom, after beeing a part of the Danish Kingdom for about 400 years. Norway regain it’s sovereignity in 1905. This was headline story.

The most remarkable with the Norwegian National Day Celebration is the fact it’s focused on Freedom, Peace, Democracy and the Kids – the Nations Future. Photos from two places in Oslo this May 17.
2011-05-17_0789 National Day Norway 
From the National Folklore Museum at Bygdöy, Oslo
2011-05-17_0797 Coffee Cakes Soft Drinks Ice
Coffee, Cakes, Soft Drinks and Ice Cream and Baloons. Kids Day;-)
2011-05-17_0790 Ingelin - Leander - Ingelin
Guess who where there? Ingelin and Leander and Ingelin. Ingelin and Ingelin are great Friends from Business Administartion and Marketing Education. They were together in Düsseldorf last Weekend, and now my daughter Ingelin and her Son Leander went up to Oslo to celebrate Norways National Day. See their beautiful national costumes?
2011-05-17 _0793 Ingelin - Leander - Ingelin and Sölvi
Grandma Sölvi was there as well
2011-05-17_0802 After the Parade Hasle School 
Then Papa had to go from Oslo South West to Oslo East. Crowed there as well
2011-05-17_0799 Hot Dogs 
Kids favourite except for Ice Cream: Hot Dogs!
2011-05-17_0806 Kids playing 
And playing
2011-05-17_0807 Anna at Hasle School 
Who is here? Anna – hooray! She went in the 2 1/2 hours School Parade – yes it took 2 1/2 hours for Oslo’s 119 School who participated this year from start to end. The Highlight of the Parade is greeting the Royal Family in from of the Royal Castle.
2011-05-17_0808 Seb ar the Cake Lottery 
But we missed the Cake. Then grandson Sebastion is the right person to buy the Lots.
2011-05-17_0809 Seb and Father with Cake 
Did he win for the 3rd Year in a row? Yes. A French Chocolade Cake. Her with his Father Niklas.
2011-05-17_0819 Anna and Rosa 
Anna was of course a bit tired after 4 1/2 hours with her Class and even more celebration with Sebasian and Niklas etc, so we went home and had a Bottle of Champagne. Rosa was happy as well;-)
2011-05-17_0817 Papa veranda Champagne 
Papa saying cheers to all his blogger friends around the globe.

Have a nice week.



Blogger Sandee said...

Happy Constitution Day. Looks like everyone had a great time. Excellent. I love champagne so I'll have some with you and Anna.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. :)

May 17, 2011 10:44 pm  
Blogger Al said...

Gratulerer med dagen Anna og Tor!

May 18, 2011 2:57 am  
Blogger Shammickite said...

Chhers to you too, Tor! good to take part in your national Day Celebrations from afar. Beautiful costumes on Ingelin x 2!!

May 18, 2011 3:08 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Happy Constitution Day!
Your whole family...BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing this with us!

May 18, 2011 5:41 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

It's a fun celebration to start the week and what a nice surprise to know that Ingelin was there. How cool about her friend too!!!

May 19, 2011 12:27 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

You are one smart-looking couple and family, dear Tor. Astrid and I thought about you on the 17th, remembering it was your National Day. I love that I can picture it at the Folk Museum...and back at your home. The two Ingelins look like they could be twins. Amazing. And that Leander is growing like a weed!

Anyway, Cheers. Proost!

May 19, 2011 3:57 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

So beautiful, handsome peeps all of you! Love Annas red dress and your suit as well as Ingelins bunad of course!

Leander has grown a lot and I bet he had an awesome day :-)))

May 20, 2011 3:21 pm  
Blogger Rimkogeren said...

Tak for din hilsen :-)
Sikke en dejlig 17. maj.

May 21, 2011 10:54 pm  
Blogger Lelé Batita said...

Cheers to you as well!

May 26, 2011 12:43 am  

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