On Constitution Day, UAE leaders congratulate the King of Norway

marketvice - WAM: King Harald V of Norway received a message of congratulations from President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on May 17th, the Norwegian Constitution Day.

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His Majesty Vice-President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Similar letters were written to the Norwegian King and his Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stre by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of the Presidential Court.

Constitution Day (Norway)

Norway's Constitution Day, a recognised holiday marked on May 17 every year, is the country's national holiday. ("Seventeenth of May"), Nasjonaldagen ("National Day"), or Grunnlovsdagen ("Constitution Day") are some of the names given to the day in Norwegian, but the latter is less common.

The city of Bergen is full of people, and 17 May has a strong tradition in the city.
The city of Bergen is full of people, and 17 May has a strong tradition in the city.

Celebration across the country

Most small towns and larger towns in Norway observe the Constitution Day, though there are various variants.

  • Children from the majority of the neighbourhood schools congregate in Oslo, the country's capital city, to parade by the Royal Palace, where they wave and welcome members of the Royal Family.
  • The kids congregate in front of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess' Skaugum Estate home in the Oslo suburb of Asker in the morning so that they have time to attend the procession in Oslo later that day.
  • Comic troupes, numerous local organisations, a children's march, and the distinctive buekorps are just a few of Bergen's parade customs.
  • Every morning in Trondheim, students from every school in the city parade through the streets. The "Citizens Parade" (Borgertoget) begins later in the afternoon. Firefighters, sports teams, student associations, and other associations are all represented in this march.
  • In Stavanger, the day begins at 7 am with a salute. Children's Parade, Russ Parade, and Citizens Parade follow later. Since the 1970s, several flags from various nations across the world have been flown at the British school, which was later imitated by the Dutch school and the American school. Every 17 May, an international party day is organised at the busy Bjerkstedparken.
  • Along with the citizen and school parades that took place earlier that day, Kristiansand is well-known for its running through the city centre ("Tapto") and spectacular fireworks show to mark the end of National Day. A traditional jazz band with regional influences performs till midnight in front of the Christiansholm Fortress for those who want to continue the celebration. Admission is free.

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