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Gratulerer med Syttende Mai!

May 17 in Stavanger Happy Seventeenth of May, Norway's national day!

Norway had been a part of Denmark since 1536, but in 1814 Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden, and King Carl XIII of Sweden proclaimed that Norway would be an independent country. On May 17, 1814, Norway passed its constitution and Prince Christian Frederik became the King of Norway.

The newspaper Nytt fra Norge put together a nice summary of the events of 1814 for Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (also available here).

Picture of girls in Stavanger from Stavanger-Web.Com.


Ja, vi elsker dette landet!

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