Marching bands, parades, traditional costumes and ice cream. A lot of ice cream. The celebration of the national day is a party like no other in Norway. But do you know why we celebrate?
Almost 30% of all Norwegians do not know why we celebrate and why 17th of May is our national day. The constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in 1814. It declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark-Norway’defeat in the Napoleonic Wars.
All over Norway, children’s parades with an abundance of flags form the central elements of the celebration. Each elementary school district arranges it’s own parade. The parade takes the children through the community, often making stops at homes of senior citizens, war memorials, etc. The longest parade is in Oslo.
The graduating class from the Norwegian equivalent of high school, known as russ, has its own celebration on May 17, staying up all night and making laps through the community. The russ also have their own parades later. In this parade, russ will parade through the street with their russ car carrying signs and pickets.
In a controversial decision Trump fires his FBI Director citing the Deputy Attorney General’s recommendation which based on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. This decision was made after the investigation on Trump’s tie with Russia.
The Emergency chief executor Stephen O’Brien in the UN has now said that the world is about to face the biggest humanitarian crisis since 1945. The hunger around the world is growing.
In Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria 20 million people are on their way starving to death. All the countries are victims of terror, violence, and war, and the population has had to get out flight. They are traveling around, not knowing when to get any kind of food next.
Gisle A. Gjevestad Agledahl is the man behind the new documentary coming this autumn at NRK titled “Jævla homo”. He wants to present the homosexual in 2017, and how many are fighting a battle every day just because of their sexual orientation.
Gisle has a take on this case. He informs us about how he’s afraid of holding hands with his own boyfriend. Society labels him solely as “homo” or “gay”, perhaps different. He’s afraid of the people among and their prejudices. Most grew up with a concept of what is “normal”. It’s the boy and girl thing.
On the cold nights of December 2016, A 16-year old girl took a disturbing three-second video of her 17-year old friends having sexual intercourse which she posted to the Social media application referred as Snapchat, all of her 200+ contacts saw the story.
At her friend’s house the 16-year old teenager filmed her two 17-year-old friends having sexual intercourse and posted it on the social media app Snapchat, the story quickly spread with screenshots and posts of it on Facebook and many other social media application.
Approximately, two hours after the incident the two 17-year-olds requested the 16-year-old to delete the clip, but it was too late.