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God 17. Mai!

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As the only member of the Norwegian-English team who is not actually Norwegian, I'd like to wish all of my Norwegian friends, and friends around the world, a wonderful 17th of May. On this day in 1814, Norwegian statesmen gathered to sign what was then a strikingly progressive document, a national constitution that would lead to independence from the Kingdom of Denmark. Although true independence, from Sweden, would need to wait until 1905, Norwegians observe this day in celebration of their national spirit with food, family and fun.

I hope you and your families celebrate the day in health and a spirit of fraternity. Our Norwegian language course, deeply celebratory of your country's history and culture, will be here before long.

Med venlig hilsen,

Luke

May 17, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jolynnedougherty

What kind of food and what kind of traditions? :)

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Windrammer

Well, speaking of traditions, I woke up to a series of cannon shots today...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

The only thing I know for sure is soft serve ice cream? and people tend to wear traditional clothing? Feel free to read about it here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jolynnedougherty

Thanks. My mom's people are from Norway and ended up in Minnesota. I have heard about lutefisk.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dottedmag

This video pretty describes it pretty well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqdwQzmSHM


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stigjohan

Try an google image search for "17. mai middag" to see pictures of food, and then do a search for "bunad" to see the folk costumes!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

Gratulerer med dagen!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BartiBar

Happy independence day, Norway! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

God 17. mai! <3 Norge/Noreg!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nattic91

During my two years living in Oslo (I am originally from Sweden) I have celebrated this day twice. It is truly marvellous! The royal family even waved to me.

God 17 mai!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quis_lib_duo

Ha en god syttende mai helg!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoslynV0421

um.... do i know you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

Possibly! are you Jennifer? I do know someone named Jennifer if you happen to be her...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoslynV0421

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