Happy National Day to all the Norwegians reading my blog!
Last year's was memorable, what with Alexander Rybak winning the Eurovision Song Contest the day before! He was being interviewed at Akker Bryge on 2 May when I was having my last ice cream before heading back home. Don't know if it was for the Yohan film, but I guess it was more than likely for the Eurovision!
Well it's not looking like I'll be attending the Eurovision on 29th May, but I will most certainly be watching it with my friends that's for sure, as we have a party planned! And no, sadly, Morten Harket will not be playing any part in it this year (tho his daughter Tomine almost did!) as he will be singing to his heart's content at a concert in Trier in Germany!
The graduating class from the Norwegian equivalent of high school - known as russ - has its own celebration on May 17, staying up all night and making the rounds through the community. They are easily recognized by their distinctive overalls, which tradition dictates that they wear from the 1st to the 17th of May without interruption (except when sleeping), and without washing it. They also have cars, vans or buses, which are painted the same colour as their overalls! On the 17th of May (the final day of the festivities) they are also recognizable by their caps (russelue), which resemble student caps, and which also match the color of the overall.
So let the fun times commence on Karl Johans Gate -Skal for Norge!