Constitution Day (Norway)

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.[1]

Constitution Day
Children's parade in Oslo, 2010
Official nameConstitution Day of Norway
Also calledSeventeenth of May (17th May)
Observed byNorwegians
SignificanceCelebrating the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in Eidsvoll, 17 May 1814.
CelebrationsParades, flying flags, speeches, memorialisation
Date17 May
Next time17 May 2023 (2023-05-17)
FrequencyAnnual
Related toConstitution of Norway
Norwegian Constituent Assembly
Union Dissolution Day (7 June)

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