Gratulerer med Syttende Mai!
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.
Picture of girls in Stavanger from Stavanger-Web.Com.