May 17th




If you cannot afford a bunad, you shall wear the nicest clothes you have.

You shall carry and decorate with Norwegian flags everywhere.

It is never too much.

You shall eat ice cream, march in parades or stand beside and shout "hurray" to strangers and hope that you see someone you know. 

Remember: It is permitted to great strangers on this day. 


The day after


This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in the book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway