Hello everyone! Today is the 17th of May. It is Norwegian National Day - the second-biggest holiday in Norway after Christmas. Norwegians of all ages, from the smallest children to the oldest family members take part in the celebrations - rain or shine.
Since I have been living in Norway for 26 years...I feel that I am already a part of their culture, which is very beautiful! So I want to dedicate this post to the Norwegians.
Anyway, it was the tradition to start the day by attending the church service..although not many do it nowadays. But I did! Anyway, it was really freezing cold outside so I decided not to see our local parade after the church. Instead, I watched how they celebrate national day in different places in Norway and the Norwegians who lives outside Norway on tv. I captured my shots there...hope I would be forgiven.
Anyway, here is the King and Queen in Norway with the prince and his wife at the palace balcony waving to the people who passed by.
This is in Oslo. The capital city of Norway
The king and queen's palace
part of the parade
North of Norway (Bodø)
Gaustatoppen. Still snow there
Norwegian's children in Singapore
Norwegian girls in Moskva
Norwegian parade in Bangladesh
Our dinner for today!
My mother-in-law bought this cake from the shop!
And that's end my National day celebration.
How about you? How do you celebrate National day in your country?
Lord, give us the discernment about what we received into
our minds. I pray that we will quickly identify the lies of the
enemy about ourselves, our lives and our future.
Help us to recognize when there is battle going on in our
minds to be aware of the enemy's tactics .
May we turn to You rather than to give place to negative,
upsetting, evil or disturbing thoughts.
In Jesus name I pray.