Happy 17th May, my dear Norwegians!

Today is May 17th

The Norwegian national day


Everyone is happy today in Norway

They go in the train in "Bunad"

In their long dresses

Or wearing their nicest suit

They wave flags 

In ways that only Americans 

Can compete with


Today you are allowed to do everything

Everything you do not allow yourself to do

The rest of the year

Almost Everything

Drink Champagne from the early morning

Talk loudly, scream and dance

Show the emotions that are draped deep inside

Meet your friends you haven't seen since New Years Eve

Have a wonderful 17. mai

- Julien




Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"



The Mondå Project by Julien S. Bourrelle