May 17, 2003
Happy Birthday, Norway!
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May 17th is the Norwegian national day. In the history of Norway, 17 May 1814 marks both the country's declaration of independence and the triumph of constitutional government.

In Norway, this day is celebrated with childrens' parades, marching band music in the streets and people wearing traditional costumes. For us expats, there are usually May 17th celebrations coordinated by the embassies or the Norwegian Seamen's churches.

The Norwegian history as a free, democratic country isn't as long as you maybe thought. Make us proud and wish the Norwegian people a Happy Birthday today!

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Congratulations for the national day of Norway! Greetings from Shanghai.

Posted by: Jian Shuo Wang on May 17, 2003 11:57 AM
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Skadz's Junt: Norway's Birthday (May 17, 2003 06:44 PM)
"Happy Birthday, Norway! Well, Anders says its Norway's birthday today. I guess since I am half Norwegian I should go out and celebrate :) (any excuse to drink, that's my motto!) He's got a bunch more information over at his site if you want to read up ..."
Anders Jacobsen's blog: Happy Birthday Norway! (May 17, 2005 01:32 PM)
"It's 17th of May again; Norway's day of independence!"

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