It was Norwegian National Day yesterday, and the fourth time I experienced it, the third in Norway. They call it simply 17 of May or in Norwegian syttende mai. The biggest celebration in Oslo, for sure. I would like to see it there one day. It was more the parade that emphasizes the celebration anywhere, children parade mostly comes first.
Listen to the anthem:
When I attended the flag raising at my working place, I remembered my time when I was still at school. We often did that kind of thing, flag raising ceremony, every single Monday. Unfortunately it didn’t really make us nationalistic nor patriotic. What is wrong then? I don’t know.
But I do love my country. This is our anthem:
I admire W.R Supratman who created this song. And I admire our founding fathers. Long live my land, long live my state, my nation, my people, entirely.
And this is bløtkake for everyone! 🙂
Love Your Country! Hurra!