Ice cream is a big part of Norway day, and it’s one of the highlights for the kids. Obviously one can eat ice cream on any other day, but on Norway day, you can eat as MANY as you WANT!
They always do the same round, every year.
By the memorial.
Then the Russ* do their parade, showing off their cars and fleets, having partied for 17 days straight, this is their last day.
*Russ is students that have finished their three years of high school, about to embark University, they have an exam period in late may/june, and from the 1st. of may to the 17th, they party everyday, wearing the same clothes, different colour depending on the course they went, (most common is red) driving in their cars, doing bizarre stunts and having fun.
Both the children’s parade and the Russe parade end up in the same place in town, by the stage in the park Kulås. Then there’s a gathering of people, people sing and listen to speeches.
When I got to town I loved the sight of people wearing their Bunad (Norwegian national costumes, different designs in different areas of the country), celebrating the constitutional day in town with the fair, the rides and the games.
You see the flag everywhere, on every house, every car, building, strollers, zimmer frames, literally everyone has a flag with them, or they wear a ribbon.
I didn’t bring a flag this
year, but I didn’t need to…
Then off I pop for a visit to my grandmother. Mum and I sharing a bit of cake and hugs.
Then I met up with some good ol’ friends for chats and Partayy.
Melissa is back from Florida !!!!! Woop woop!
I’m not gonna lie, there’s not much to brag about when it came to the parties in the evening, I have barely any friends home, so I wasn’t invited to any private parties, and barely anybody were out, because they had work the next day, so it was Shite. London last year was WAY better.
And as a special treat for the Norway day (that passed), I have shared an interview with my grandmother, talking about growing up during WW2 in Norway, (well, part one of it)
Very proud to get her amazing stories out there, she is awesome.