Norway's birthday today!

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17th of May, 1814, the "Men at Eidsvold" signed our new constitution.

Norway's first period of independence in 400 years was a fact, although it only lasted a few months, when Norway was subsumed in a personal union with Sweden (that union lasted to 1905).

Military parades is not a significant part of our celebration of the Constitution Day, instead, we have the Children's Parade (instituted by the poet Wergeland in the 1820's).

Today, the weather here near Oslo is overcast, here's some pictures from previous years:

Parading past the Royal Palace:
17_mai_2007_01.jpg


A typical view down our main street, the Karl Johan, with the Storthing just visible at the end:
[PLAIN]http://media.aftenposten.no/archive/00750/TOG_V_Norske_flagg__750487x.jpg [Broken]

Some typical Norwegian costumes, "bunader", each district has its own distinctive pattern:
[PLAIN]http://www.nordakerbunader.no/bunader/images/jelsa.jpg [Broken]
[PLAIN]http://www.husflidstova.no/images/Bunader%20i%20Nordhordland%20test2.jpg [Broken]

The Parade of the "Russ" (The "Russ" are celebrating that they have finished senior high school at last!):
[URL]http://www.photosight.org/up/2004/05/18/711.jpg[/URL]
 
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Happy Norway's birthday!:smile:
How interesting! Today is my PF birthday, too!:biggrin:
 
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Happy birthday Norway, i would have made a cake but i dont have the time or money.
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YEAH!!!


Great costumes---they look like something out of a Adolph Tidemand painting
 
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Happy Birthday Norway!:smile:
 
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YEAH!!!


Great costumes---they look like something out of a Adolph Tidemand painting

Don't forget his bosom friend Hans Gude ("Tidemand&Gude" is how we typically refer to them, we don't, usually, bother to separate them)

Being justifiably national romantic today, here's a few Tidemand&Gude paintings:

"The bridal tour in Hardanger" (probably the most famous one):
Brudeferden.jpg


A.Tidemann.jpg


The Highlands:
[PLAIN]http://www.ostforsk.no/per/Tor.Arnesen/Malerier/Tidemann_og_Gude/Hans_Gude_1857_Hoyfjell.jpg [Broken]

Granny bride:
[PLAIN]http://www.scanspec.com/Norwegian%20Art/DF-bestemorbrud-thmb.jpg [Broken]
 
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Wow, I really love those paintings, arildno.
 
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Happy Birthday Norway!
 
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Happy Birthday, Norway!

Great photos, arildno.
 
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Gratulerer med dagen Norge!
 
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Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Oh sure. Bust out the Babel Fish why don't'cha? :wink:
 
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Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Not quite correct syntax, though!

It should be:

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!
 
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Not quite correct syntax, though!

It should be:

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!

I'm sure you can let her off with a comma, though. Most people speaking their own language don't know where to put those! :biggrin:
 
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Correction to my previous post:
"Happy Birthday, Norway! :smile:"

Great costumes and paintings, thanks!!
 
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Not quite correct syntax, though!

It should be:

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!

dang you, google translate :redface:
 
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I'm sure you can let her off with a comma, though. Most people speaking their own language don't know where to put those! :biggrin:

Include me in that group, too (to which I usually belong). :smile:
 
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Include me in that group, too (to which I usually belong). :smile:

Haha ok then...

Gratulerer; med, dagen-Norge?
 

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