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Norwegians Are Celebrating Their National Day, And It's The Biggest Party You've Ever Seen.

Norway's celebration seem to put everyone elses to shame.

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May 17th marks the country's independence from Denmark and the ratification of their own constitution. Now all countries have their own national day, but Norway's celebration seem to put everyone elses to shame. Just have a look at how much fun they are having:

The streets are basically packed with people from sunrise to sunset.

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And everyone is dressed up in the national costume "bunad" that is hand-made and region-specific.

(This is the crown prince and princess btw).
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(This is the crown prince and princess btw).

Except for the high school graduates, who wear pimped up overalls with their school colors on them.

They also have their own parade through all the bigger cities, with people cheering them on!
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They also have their own parade through all the bigger cities, with people cheering them on!

The Royal National Guard is in on it too, and they even play instruments!

These must be the most friendly-looking armed men ever.
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These must be the most friendly-looking armed men ever.

There's also a whole parade only for elementary and middle school kids.

No one is left out!
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No one is left out!

Even this dog is enjoying the celebrations, despite the weather!

And these storm troopers didn't want to miss out either.

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Who wouldn't like to go parading in this scenery?

Hooray!
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Hooray!

Or better yet, wherever this patriotic guy is.

He's getting an A for effort, that's for sure!
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He's getting an A for effort, that's for sure!

Or when you can have this amazing-looking pavlova?

Drool...
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Drool...

And apparently it is customary to drink champagne for breakfast, just to kick start the day.

Why don't we all implement this tradition, for like every day?
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Why don't we all implement this tradition, for like every day?

And there are plenty of games and activities going on all around, because why not?

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And then they just stroll around all day, slightly buzzed and stomach full of ice cream (there is an unwritten rule that you can eat as much ice cream you want on May 17th).

No wonder this little trooper looks a bit tired!
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No wonder this little trooper looks a bit tired!

The biggest newspapers are encouraging people to send them their Instagram pictures under the hashtags #nrk17mai or #ap17mai.

And people are! The national broadcaster NRK has received over 40,000 submissions.

In fact, the Norwegians are SO eager to include everyone in their celebrations that they have taken May 17th overseas!

Here's from the parade in Brisbane:

That is not a bad turnout!
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That is not a bad turnout!

New Delhi:

Don't let the heat stop you from celebrating!
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Don't let the heat stop you from celebrating!

London:

(Yes, that is Christian and Ben from A1, in case you were wondering!).
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(Yes, that is Christian and Ben from A1, in case you were wondering!).

Belfast:

Even these workers found some time to celebrate their country!
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Even these workers found some time to celebrate their country!

Cape Town:

Why not go hiking?
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Why not go hiking?

Jamaica:

Or to the beach!
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Or to the beach!

And the big apple:

Even Miss Norway decided today was not a day to stay in and be FOMO.
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Even Miss Norway decided today was not a day to stay in and be FOMO.

If you want to see more, check out Snapchat's live story "May 17th in Norway".

Happy celebrations 🎉🎊🎈🎂

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