17th of May is Norway’s National Day and is an important day for many Norwegians. It is the day where the Norwegian people celebrate that Norway got its own constitution in 1814. Norwegian people walk in parades all over the country, wave the Norwegian flag and wear their national costumes, the “bunad”. In schools, you will find children doing fun activities all day long and it is also very common to eat hot dogs and a lot of ice cream on this day.
Today, we have celebrated the Norwegian National Day together with the youth volunteers in Tsiroanomandidy. This has been a lot of fun and a great way for us to share some of the Norwegian traditions and aspects of our culture.
Happy 17th of May!