Well, this was neat. Watch Karl Johans gate (Oslo’s main street) transform right before your eyes during 17. mai celebrations! Video by Aftenposten.
Aftenposten’s posting photos of syttende mai from all around the world, and of course, Norway! And you can send in your own! How are you celebrating 17. mai today?
A photo from today’s syttende mai celebrations in Oslo! See more photos here. (From The Nordic Page - Norway)
It’s here — Norway’s National Day, or 17 mai! Celebrating from here in Kentucky — HURRA! Will post updates from today’s celebrations all day!
For all you Eurovision fans — Margaret Berger will represent Norway tonight during the second semifinal. “I Feed You My Love” is a favorite this year, but can she make it to the final? Here’s hoping!
The show starts at 21:00 CET (also Norwegian time) and can be seen live on the Eurovision Song Contest’s website.
You’ve probably heard Norway’s national anthem, Ja, vi elsker dette landet (and will hear it a lot on 17. mai this Friday). But there’s a new anthem called Det går et festtog gjennom landet!, written by two people from Sarpsborg. Listen to it here!
Syttende mai (May 17th), Norway’s national day, is this Friday! But what’s it all about? An anthropologist gives his perspective on the Norwegian holiday in this video.
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