A red-blue-white celebration

May 18, 2017


A red-blue-white celebration

Every nation has a national day, but few are celebrated with as much enthusiasm and vigour as Norway’s May 17. The entire country turns into one big celebration, and our Oslo office is of course no exception. Yesterday, colleagues and their friends and families gathered in the garden at Wergelandsveien (which is actually named after author and poet Henrik Wergeland who played a key role in turning May 17 into a day of celebration back in the 1830s) to enjoy the traditional hotdogs and ice cream, surrounded by an abundance of flags and balloons.