6.9 – Constutition Day (May 17)

In Norway, we celebrate our Constitution Day on the 17th of May, and in Norwegian, it’s often only referred to as the 17th of may (17. mai). We celebrate our Constitution and our independence from 1814. This actually makes the Norwegian Constitution the second oldest in the world to still be in use, just behind the US Constitution. Also, the Norwegian constitution might have been the most democratic in the world when it was made in 1814. Therefore, May 17 is also a celebration of democracy in general.