Saturday, May 19, 2012

Norway in Red, White, and Blue!

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.
It's heavenly!
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!
Woo hoo! 
It was our lucky day!

We were treated with so much generosity and kindness.
Thank you Finn!
and once again
i rødt hvitt og blått!!!


  1. Sounds like great fun! I didn't know you had such a large Norwegian community there.

    The NVO looks positively NBB (Norwegian By Birth).

  2. Morsomt å se at dere hadde en fin 17.mai.
    Klem, Drude

  3. Quel beau couple, superbes costumes, magnifique !!!

  4. I love these sweet comments from around the world...Wisconsin to India to Norway to France! Thank you all!

  5. What a wonderful look fabulous in your Norweigan costumes.
    Congrats on your wins too.......makes the day very sweet.
    Carole x