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Constitution Day Norway
17-17 May
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This National day of Norway is also stated as Norwegian Independence Day which falls on May 17th.

The constitution was signed on May 17th in the year 1814, declaring Norway an Independent nation. The celebrations on this day are of a non military nature and mostly consist of children’s parades. The parades take a tour of the local community, calling in on old peoples homes, and war memorials to pay respect to Norwegian soldiers. The longest parade is in Oslo where 100,000 people travel from all over to participate in the celebrations. There are over 100 schools involved, marching bands, colourful parades with a huge emphasis on the celebrations when passing the Royal Palace where the Royal Family stand and watch. Live television broadcasts the whole event all day.

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