Almost every country has some sort of national day. In Norway our national day is today. After being part of the Danish autocracy for 400 years, Norway got its own constitution ont the 17 May 1814.
There are no military parades on the 17 May. On the contrary. It is the colourful prosessions of children with their flags that play the main role. And the day is celebrated with as much enthusiasm in small villages as in the cities and in the capital city of Oslo. Since I have lived in villages the last years, all my pictures are from small places, and there are more photos in my photo album. Our national costumes are called bunad.
Bunad from Tydal, and from Selbu.