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Norwegian Liberation Day Posted by on May 9, 2010

Frigjøringsdagen, as it is called på norsk, is a very important day in Norwegian history that does not receive proper attention because it is greatly overshadowed by syttende mai (May 17th, Norway’s Constitution Day).  Frigjøringsdagen is the day that Norway was officially liberated from Nazi forces.  65 years ago on May 8, 1945, Josef Terboven, Reichskommisar (Norwegian commissioner in…

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Oslo Posted by on May 6, 2010

Old Oslo, otherwise known as Christiania or Kristiania.  King Harald III Sigurdsson founded byen (the city) around the year 1048.  Since archaeologists have found graver (graves) in the area from before the year 1000, Oslo celebrated it’s 1000th bursdag (birthday) in the year 2000.  Although the origin of the name Oslo is uncertain, you can probably guess…

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Travel with Pets to Norway Posted by on May 5, 2010

Have you ever thought about traveling to Norway and want to bring your husdyr (pet)?  I have and so I’ve done some forskning (research) and even for those of you who haven’t thought about it, you may find it interesting.  Regler (rules) and reguleringer (regulations) always tell you something about a country or a culture. …

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