Norwegian independence day

Given the Norwegian media coverage of the Swedish wedding this weekend, it seems appropriate that today is the anniversary of the Norwegian independence from Sweden.

If we had celebrated this as a national day instead of May 17, there would have been a trifecta of Scandinavian national days in a row. Denmark on June 5, Sweden on June 6 and Norway on June 7.

Instead we celebrate the constitution and liberation from Denmark on May 17.

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