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This day in Norwegian history Posted by on May 17, 2017

Gratulerer med dagen! It’s 17. mai again, Norges nasjonaldag (Norway’s national day). This time, let’s celebrate by taking a look back at how it all started… Many foreigners think that 17. mai is Norway’s independence day – which is only partially true… What is being celebrated is actually Norway’s grunnlovsdag (constitution day), the day the…

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Gratulerer med 17. mai! Posted by on May 17, 2015

Kjære faste lesere, kjære tilfeldige internettsurfere,vi er samlet her på denne bloggen for å feire den norske grunnloven. Den 17. mai 1814 ble 112 menn i Eidsvoll enige om de lovene som et fritt og selvstendig Norge skulle bygge på. Idealene deres var frihet, likhet og brorskap, og ikke minst kjærlighet til fedrelandet. Hvert år…

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Happy Anniversary, Norway! Posted by on May 17, 2014

Hurra for Norge! (Hooray for Norway!) On this special 17. mai small, handheld norske flagg (Norwegian flags) are being waved with more stolthet (pride) and glede (happiness) than ever. It’s 200 years since Norway left Denmark and got its own lover (laws). Let’s take a look back: For 400 years, Danish kings ruled Norway. Danmark-Norge…

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Syttende mai 2010 Posted by on May 16, 2010

Also known as Nasjonaldagen (National Day) and Grunnlovsdagen (Constitution Day). Since I have already written several posts about syttende mai, I will direct you to those for more information.  They were posted on fjortende mai (May 14) and sekstende mai (May 16) of 2009.  For those of you who are either unfamiliar with this helligdag (holiday)…

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