As I mentioned on Thursday, the 17th of May is a big deal in Norway, BIG deal. We are not a big country, but we love our celebrations and we love our independence. We celbrate 17th of May because in 1814 we signed our constitution on this day (the actual signing was the day after, but it as all agreed and dated the 17th), and we had our independence for about 5 minutes, then there was a minor war with Sweden and then they owned us. That's the short version anyways. But they didn't own us forever and we got our independence (again) in 1905. Back to the subject: we like to celebrate and on the 17th we dress up in layers of wool like the farmers would do back in the day and start the day very early with a boozed up breakfast with friends/family. Then we spned the rest of the day hunting for a seat in the sun at any of the restaurants in Oslo and forget abut lunch and rather have just one more glass of wine. Needless to say, most of us have to give up around 9pm because we are too tired. But in all honesty, it is my absoloute favourite day of all days in the year and if you want to visit Norway at any point, this is the day to do it. We are all very friendly and happy on the 17th, on the 18th we are hung over, so leave early.
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x