17th of May is Norway’s national day
The 17th of May celebrations vary from place to place, but usually follow a traditional pattern that makes this a children’s day. The highlight is the children’s processions, made up of school classes marching through the local community, led by the school band. Most of the children have their own small Norwegian flag to wave, and the route is lined with enthusiastic onlookers. After the procession there are games, entertainments and film shows, and plenty of hot dogs and ice cream.