Thursday, May 21, 2009

Syttende Mai

How excited are we?
Once a year all the Nilsens that have them (that excludes the only full blood Norwegians among us) dons their bunads (national costumes) and we head to a park outside DC to celebrate the Norwegian national day
The celebration is beautiful (I would say that, wouldn't I...;) in its simplicity, the 200 - 300 that show up parades around a field
...and show off their stuff...

...and eat ice cream...
This year had the distinction of being a truly cold, muggy and miserable one, but ice-cream we HAD to have, don't even have to be Norwegian to enjoy that logic.

Happy birthday Norway.

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