17th May - Norway’s National Day
- a combination of celebrating the Constitution from 1814, Independence Day and Memorial Day.
Through history Norway has been under both Sweden and Denmark, and we were also occupied by Germany during WW2.
So as a free and independent country Norway does not have a long history.
Norway has a strong and colourful emigrant history, as we were among the poorest countries in Europe up to WW2.
Compared to the population, Norway and Ireland “exported” most people to USA.
I know many Norwegians and people with Norwegian roots are celebrating 17th May around the world !
We are going to DMIL in a couple of hours, for food and cakes, true to family tradition.
I will also dress in my National Costume :-)
May you all have a lovely celebration wherever you are !
Today it is a lovely sunny day, with blooming tulips. Last year it was snowing.