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Norway Day


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Independence day in Norway, May 17th, is widely celebrated with marches, flags and brassbands playing in the streets. Many dress up in the national costume bunad (seen in the second picture) and traditionally meet in schoolyards around the country. The kids typically gets to eat as much ice cream as they like, and compete in party games such as sack race and egg race.

Here, they also try and kick a hat off a broomstick. Originally this is the grand finale of the traditional Norwegian dance hallingdansen, and it is called Hallingkast.

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