I celebrated my first syttende mai with Stian and friends (both new and old). We were invited to a champagne breakfast in the morning. It was incredible.
What a fantastic way to start the morning! I loved looking at all the bunads. They have so many intricate details. Bunads differ by region, so a person like Stian from the Sogndal area will have a bunad that looks very different than a person from Bergen or the north of Norway.
My biggest priority for the day was to go into the city to watch the parade and take in all the action. I wasn't sure this was going to happen as we were in a house pretty far away, and just about everyone was drinking. Luckily, some other people wanted to go, so we ended up taking a bus.
It was incredibly crowded, but I loved it.
We tried to catch the parade, but only saw a little bit of it.
|The Fire Station|
|Motor bikes...they did a few tricks|
|Hipp hipp hurra for syttende mai!!|
|Super expensive balloons and bunads everywhere! Many of the strollers were decked out with Norwegian flags too!|
|My friend Astrid and I near the fish market.|
We spent a lot time walking around, until we found a pub that had somewhere to sit. The whole city looked like walking umbrellas.