Constitution Day is the national day of Norway and is an official public holiday observed on 17 May each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to as syttende mai ("Seventeenth of May"), Nasjonaldagen ("National Day"), or Grunnlovsdagen ("Constitution Day"), although the latter is less frequent.
In this blog post, we take a closer look at Norway's King Harald V, who just celebrated his 25th year on the throne.
The vibrant, complex culture of Norway is the result of more than a thousand years of history. The country’s history can be divided into three eras: the pre-Christian Viking era, the Christian Middle Ages, and the modern period. The Viking era was a time of exploration, expansion and conflict. The Norsemen, who founded Norway in the 8th century, came from northern Europe and developed highly advanced seafaring skills.
The Norwegian people are known as one of the friendliest nationalities in the world. They are known for their love of cold weather and open spaces, and are among the tallest people in the world.