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Norway's birthday today!

  1. May 17, 2010 #1

    arildno

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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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  3. May 17, 2010 #2

    Lisa!

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    Happy Norway's birthday!:smile:
    How interesting! Today is my PF birthday, too!:biggrin:
     
  4. May 17, 2010 #3

    wolram

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    Happy birthday Norway, i would have made a cake but i dont have the time or money.
    :smile:
     
  5. May 17, 2010 #4
    YEAH!!!


    Great costumes---they look like something out of a Adolph Tidemand painting
     
  6. May 17, 2010 #5

    fuzzyfelt

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    Happy Birthday Norway!:smile:
     
  7. May 17, 2010 #6

    arildno

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    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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  8. May 17, 2010 #7

    lisab

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    Wow, I really love those paintings, arildno.
     
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    Happy Birthday Norway!
     
  11. May 18, 2010 #10
    Happy Birthday, Norway!

    Great photos, arildno.
     
  12. May 18, 2010 #11

    lisab

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    Gratulerer med dagen Norge!
     
  13. May 19, 2010 #12
    Oh sure. Bust out the Babel Fish why don't'cha? :wink:
     
  14. May 19, 2010 #13

    arildno

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    Not quite correct syntax, though!

    It should be:

    Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!
     
  15. May 19, 2010 #14

    cristo

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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:
     
  16. May 19, 2010 #15

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    Correction to my previous post:
    "Happy Birthday, Norway! :smile:"

    Great costumes and paintings, thanks!!
     
  17. May 19, 2010 #16

    lisab

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    dang you, google translate :redface:
     
  18. May 19, 2010 #17

    arildno

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    Include me in that group, too (to which I usually belong). :smile:
     
  19. May 19, 2010 #18

    lisab

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    Haha ok then...

    Gratulerer; med, dagen-Norge?
     
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