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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Norwegian Constitution Day Bicentennial

May 17 (Syttende Mai) is Norwegian Constitution Day, and this year is the 200th anniversary of the signing of the constitution. On May 17, 1814, after Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden at the Treaty of Kiel, the constitution was signed at Eidsvoll, declaring Norway to be independent. Although Norway and Sweden were in a personal union until 1905, the Norwegian constitution was retained.

 Oslo, 17 May 2005. By Maxxii (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Norwegian Constitution Day
Syttende Mai - Norway’s Constitution Day
‘Hipp hipp hurra,’ at least 200 times
17th of May, 2014

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