This is a small glance on how a small community is celebrating the Norwegian National Day on May 17th.
The photos are showing the parade, the people celebrating, and you can see some of the many beautiful Norwegian costumes bunad.
This is the view from my kitchen window, in the morning of May 17th 2014. The weather is playing an important part in the celebration of the day, as the people are joing in their finest clothings, and the National costumes deserves to be seen and not hidden behind raincoats.
This day seems to be perfect!
And here is the peoples parade in Fiksdal, marching through the village roads in the beautiful colors of spring and the waving flag of Norway. This is tradition that is very strong in all Norwegian communities, and engages people of all ages every year.
Children marching under the banner of the local school and the kindergarden, and all in their finest clothes.
Young musicians marching and playing in the people's parade.
Charming, young girls in the Norwegian national costume: Bunad
Before we leave for the community house and the celebration, we all like a chat, and som coffe and cakes together with friends and neighbours.