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Norway’s National Day 2015

May 19, 2015.  Like the U.S., Norway has its own sort of Independence Day.  Known as Syttende Mai (17th May) or Nasjonaldagen (National Day), it commemorates the signing of Norway’s constitution in 1814 at the end of the Napoleonic War.  But in actuality, Norway didn’t become independent until 1905.  Yeah, it’s kinda complicated.  So here’s the short version of the story…. Continue reading Norway’s National Day 2015