Sunday, May 17, 2009

Norway's Independance Day ~ May 17th.

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Yes that is right, I really do not understand it, even when my Mamma explained it to me...she said that in Norway they celebrate today because ....( you wont understand it either Dawgs, but I will tell you any way..(because she is making me )
After beeing under Danish rule for some 400 years Norway had her own revolution in 1814. A very peaceful revolution, consisted of calling a constituonal convention which declared that Norway is a free and indivisable kingdom. 
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The constitution of the Kingdom of Norway proclaimed by the Constituent Assembly at Eidsvold on the 17th of May 1814. 
"There shall be liberty of the Press. No person must be punished for any writing, whatever its contents may be, which he has caused to be printed or published, unless he wilfully and manifestely has either himself shown or incited others to disobeidence to the laws, contemt of religion or morality or the constitutional powers, or resistance to their orders, or has advanced false and dematory accusations against any other person. Everyone shall be free to speak his mind frankly on the administration of the State or on any subject whatsoever."

The Constitution day is still the most celebrated in the nation. But it is not celebrated - as independence is in other nations - with large military parades and displais of the most terrifying military parades with arms and weapons. 

Norway`s birthday is celebrated with party-clothed children and adults who walk in a parade singing. 

This is the Day of an independent and freedom-loving people. And children`s parades is everywhere in the country. Everywhere - even in the smallest villages: Children are singing! 

Norway`s day of independence is the day for the future: It is the day for the children - Children of all ages: Young and old! 
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Hurra Hurra Hurra~~(Mamma made me bark that too)

And last, Norway also won the Eurovison Grand Prix ( is like each country in Europe has their own American howling, and then one person wins, and then each country competes against all the other countries in is so important that it made mamma cry red,blue and white ( colors of the Norwegian flag) tears...
and here is the winning performance and song..dawgs you might want to put your paws over your ears..this howling hurts my ears!

Get ready for the american howling tomorrow
All my Love
Sir Chance-Lot


Maggie and Mitch said...

Our friends, Bajas and Virus posted about Norway's Independance day too, Chance!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simba and Jazzi said...

Enjoy your independance day and well done for having the best song.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Amber-Mae said...

Hey Chance!!!! You are so gorgeous in those pictures! We hope you guys had a great Independence Day.

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Randi said...

Awww Chance (AKA Sir Bacon)

That was a wonderful bit of history along with wonderful pics of you!

Happy Norweigian Independance!

love & licks,