Norway’s Royal Family greets record-breaking May 17 children’s parade in Oslo

Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

The Royal Family was traditionally in place for the celebration of Norway’s National Day – after two years of pandemic restrictions. It was a sunny day in the south but rainy in the north.

A record number of schools registered for the May 17 parade in Oslo – the largest parade in the country. A total of 130 schools and 30,000 children were expected to join the parade, and the schools Høybråten and Slemdal got the honor of leading the parade.

Among the many spectators in attendance at Slottsplassen, flags were waved, and there was a good atmosphere.

A celebration of democracy

The President of the Norwegian parliament (Storting), Masud Gharahkhani, gave a speech at Eidsvoll Square.

Gharahkhani became President of the Storting last autumn, so this year’s National Day was the first time he greeted the children’s parade from the balcony of the Storting.

“It’s a busy day, and it’s a fun day. We celebrate May 17 for the constitution and democracy. Standing on the balcony in the Storting, which is the heart of democracy, is a great honor,” Gharahkhani told NTB.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayTravel

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