A Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration
at the International Peace Garden
Today our community celebrated Norway's 198th Constitution Day.
It was wonderful gathering complete with a parade
(these Norwegian parades are quite curious
as everyone is in the parade - no on lookers - go figure?),
polse med lompe, marspian cake and Firkløver.
Firkløver is a yummy chocolate and hazelnut candy bar from Norway.
See this post for a Firkløver kake.
This is the two of us photographed in front of the sign representing my hometown:
Kristiansund N., Norway
This was a lucky day for the NVO and I, as we won two prizes in the rafflle:
1) A gift certificate to Finn's, a premier Norwegian restaurant in town.
2) This colorful flower arrangement, and as many of you know, I do love color!
We were in seventeenth heaven!
Immediately following the celebration, the gift certificate was burning a hole in our bunad pockets so we headed straight to Finn's in our Norsk garb.
And just when we thought the day could not get any better, Finn himself came out to see who wore the Norwegian costumes to his restaurant, introducing himself then buying our lunch.
What an unexpected surprise!
It was our lucky day!
We were treated with so much generosity and kindness.
Thank you Finn!
and once again
HOORAY FOR NORGE
i rødt hvitt og blått!!!