Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Happy Norway Day!

Today it is Norway's National Day.

We take this day very seriously.

So seriously in fact we start celebrating it the day before, on the 16th May.

Most of the people that I know of in my hometown of Bergen will then wake up on the 17th of May with a massive hangover, get in their national custome, (bunad) and head in to the city to watch the procession and eat as many ice creams as humanly possible.

Photo: Scanpix

17th May is a huge day for the children as every school have their own procession and continue the day with fun and games for children and parents. If you are ever planning to go to Norway for a holiday I would warmly recommend you go there on the 15th May so you can experience the 16th-17th May for yourself.

It is truly an amazing experience! Especially in my home town of Bergen. Just make sure to bring an umbrella as the weather as always is very unpredictable but the atmosphere more than makes up for it.

I had a slightly more different day here on the island.

Had some windblown surf today and shared the waves with 1 Finland girl, 2 boys from Norway, 1 Swiss girl and 1 Aussie girl. Big change from yesterdays sole surf.

I would love some "rommegrot" and "spekeskinke", but fish and salad will do for today and some chocolate pie.

To everyone back home: Hope you're having a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Was fantastic in Bergen on May 17th! Rain, wind, hale and even a bit of sun. Fours seasons in a day :)