Norwegian Constitution Day is celebrated in Norway on May 17, 2021. It has the function of a national holiday. The adoption of “Kongeriget Norges Grundlov” (Basic Law of the Kingdom of Norway) is celebrated on May 17, 1814 in Eidsvoll. The constitution is still valid today with slight changes. The Norwegian Parliament arranged the first May 17th celebration in 1836 – since that day May 17th has been considered Norway’s national holiday.
The celebration of May 17th has become heavily folklore today. Most of them are hosted by local May 17th committees. In the places children and citizens’ parades are organized in which music bands also take part. After the train, games are often organized for school children and ice cream and sausages are given to them. May 17th is therefore often referred to as “Barnas dag” (Children’s Day). Everywhere, including on the parades, the Norwegian flag is shown and people go in festive clothes and traditional Norwegian costumes.
The Kingdom of Norway is a country in Northern Europe with approximately 4.97 million inhabitants. Norway has had direct relations with Germany since independence in 1905. Norway regards Germany as one of the most important partners in Europe, both because of its economic importance and because of its political and cultural cooperation.
Where is Norwegian Constitution Day?
When is Norwegian Constitution Day?
Monday 17th May 2021