"A day to honor freedom, our rich heritage and our common bond as citizens of this great country" I borrowed this sentence - It says it all.
Nichlasen is in Oslo with his father - Varg and I are home alone - doing nothing! This is a day to reflect over our freedom and to celebrate. We the Norwegian people have a lot to be proud of and to remember.
Today is The day when everybody! talks about the weather - here on HedEmarken it's grey with some ray of sunshine - it's 13 Celsius pluss and 55 Farenheit.
We do have bunads / national costumes from nearly every part of Norway. This is the Solør Odal Bunad. Even though I don't live in Solør anylonger - I'm Solung in my heart! So it was easy to choose which bunad I should wear!
This layout I did some years ago. It's not the layout you should focus on - but the picture.
It's my aunt Randi waving the Norwegian Flag in Kaffegata - The Street of Flisa - on 17th of May 1941. My Grandfather Simon commanded his children out in the snow - with the flag - and he did take some marvelous pictures this day - even tough The World War II was going on in Norway.
The handsome young man is my uncle Johan - he passed away in 2004. You can see the famouc birches in Kaffegata behind my mother Grethe.
This is my Grandfather - Simon Andreas Johannesson Holter - 1898-1969. He dared in 1941. I think he belived in freedom for everyone, he was strict - very! and he was conservative...I think.
Have a nice day - where ever you are and enjoy...Hipp Hipp Hurra!