Today is the day when Norway yelled a big fat ”Screw You!” to Denmark and Sweden and got his own constitution.
No country celebrates it’s independent day like Norway. You Americans may think you do a pretty good job a celebrating yours, but you’ve got nothing on Norway. This is what May 17 looks like in the land of the midnight sun http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://gulaykocbay07.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/norge.jpg Lots of flags and national costumes.
Like my Norwegian co-worker ones said, “You stand around in your national costume that is way too hot and sings songs louder than you would ever dare on a normal day, and yet you feel so proud”
The Danish radio station I listen to at work celebrated it by playing Norwegian music all morning.
PS: Yes, that cake does indeed taste like fish, because that is how Sweden makes food. Norway loved it, and Denmark just ate buns.