May 17 – National Day in Norway

Post by Tara Kram

While the rest of the team has been touring Porsgrunn, I came to Oslo to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and niece who live in Trondheim, Norway.  We toured more of the city and saw a more diverse Oslo than when the group was here the first time.  We were able to walk through a neighborhood where many immigrants have settled and we ate at a delicious Indian restaurant. 

This morning we went to the Royal Palace in Oslo to see the May 17 Parade.  May 17 is the day that Norway became independent of Denmark in 1814.  Many Norwegians wear their traditional attire called bunad.  The bunad attire is different depending on what city you are from in Norway.  Those who are not wearing traditional attire are often dressed up for the day to go celebrate with friends and families. 

Carin, Troy, and Beatrix (my family) ready for the parade

Post by Tara Kram

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