The royal family waving to children in the 17 May processions

May 17Oslo.Children's parade in front of the castle in Oslo May 17, 2016. On the balcony stands King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. Foto: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

All of the royal family gathered on the palace balcony on 17 May to wave to the people and the children’s parade.

On a sunny day with a temperature of 18 degrees, the annual parade in Oslo  marched into  the Castle Square in front of the castle on Tuesday morning.
The children’s parade began its march to the castle at various locations in the capital, before marching past Parliament and then marching through Karl Johans gate. The part where the children gather at the castle is the highlight of the three-hour march, which ends at Rådhusplassen( the City Hall Square) at 13 o’clock.
Around 60,000 children participate and thousands of spectators have turned up in the streets of Oslo to enjoy the waving of flags, marching band music and all the other things that make up the national day.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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