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Zenitel celebrates Syttende mai

Happy 17th of May!

Constitution Day marks the signing of the Norwegian Constitution at Eidsvoll on May 17,1814, declaring Norway to be an independent kingdom. A major event for Norwegians around the world, each year, it is a positive, festive occasion, with children’s parades with marching bands, speeches, brunches, barbecues, and other gatherings. Children especially look forward to this day, as they can usually eat their fill of ice cream and hot dogs.

Norwegian Constitution Day is a very colorful event. In addition to the countless Norwegian flags on display, many people will dress in their traditional costumes, called bunad. There are many different types, depending on which region a family hails from.

While Oslo has the largest celebration, with scores of children processing up Karl Johans gate to the palace where they pay their respects to the royal family, there are parades and gatherings in virtually every community, including various locations around the globe.

Wherever Norwegians may roam on this special day, Zenitel would like to wish them all a happy 17th of May. Ha en fin syttende mai!


 

Location: Global, Norway

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