Sunday, May 17, 2009

national constitution day/three things

1: local celebration










2: city celebrations





the 17th of may is the day when all norwegians get quite full of their norwegianness. i've never been able to get that feeling - at least not by these celebratory means. but yesterday was different, as...
3: NORWAY WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!!
ok, i haven't really been able to get into that thing either, and haven't watched the esc since i was a kid. but now i have kids myself, and whaddayaknow. i was happy to find out that it was still as tacky as it used to be, that the music was still really awful (but let's not forget that this is where abba had their breakthrough with their winner song waterloo), and a bit sad to see the pompousness had lessened. most of all, winning the contest with a performance involving a fiddle and hallingkast (traditional norwegian dancing) the night before the 17th, actually sparked some national pride even in me. so today i was able to sing along with a bulging heart; yes, we do love this country...
if you want to see some really beautiful bunads (national costumes), go here, here, here, here and here.

10 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

Oh wow! That fiddle is AMAZING. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures and video :-)

Tan Family said...

What a wonderful celebration! Your pictures gave me such a great glimpse into something I've never seen before. Thank you. :)

trinsch said...

beautiful photos! and congratulations. i completely missed out on the whole eurovision thing this year. not that i'm into it, but usually i at least know the danish song and when it is going on. not this year.

congratulations with both the national day and the win.

hip hip hurraaaa for norge :)

lise said...

Flotte bilder - jeg ser vi var på samme stedet om formiddagen. Ja, om den første delen av bildene er der du var, altså. ;-)

n a t s u m i said...

I love the girl costumes! Very pretty photos and great celebration!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! glad that I discovered your blog!! oxox

Cabrizette said...

Congratulations !!! ; )

maplesyrup said...
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maplesyrup said...

I love the purple high heels-- I am never able to wear them but I do have shoe envy...

kimberlee said...

wow what a collection/ its interesting seeing the folk dress vs the more urban celebrations. THOSE PURPLE HEALS are out of control, I love it!

loving your blog lately, btw. :) Sorry I haven't been commenting more, my current schedule leaves time for lurking but not much time for leaving comments.

kim said...

happy 17th of may!

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