God 17. Mai!
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,