Today may 17th is Independence Day here in Norway. The day Norway became their own nation and after the Second World War it was the first national holiday when they could raise just the Norwegian flag again.
As a Sweden this is rather different. Swedes are in general more modest when they celebrate their Independence Day. The Norwegian have big parades and broadcasted parade in front of the royal palce with the royal family attending the celebrations. Then all Norwegians are dressed in national costume. Which a is beautiful but rather unusual to see for me as a Swede.
Today is the first time I experienced all of this together with some fellow Swedes. It was very nice experience and fun to experienced.