Happy Syttende Mai

It’s the 17th of May, the day when Norwegians celebrate their independence from their Swedish oppressors.

My visit to Norway in 1984 happened to coincide with Syttende Mai. I wandered through Oslo, enjoying the parades. I was amazed at the number of people dressed in traditional garb. I even saw the king come out on his balcony and wave to the people. Good memories.

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