17 May is national day of Norway. It’s a big event, even abroad, that every year gathers a few thousand Norwegian ex-pats in the park in Rotherhithe.
After a service in the Norwegian Church,
we enjoyed fresh-baked waffles and hot dogs
(both essential to the day)
before watching the parade in the park.
Maja was looking especially lovely in her bunad from Øst-Telemark.
In the park we hung out with the Olav’s Choir.
In the evening we attended dinner in the church
where the Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen, gave a speech.
At the dinner, Astrid Sandvand Dahlen sang some beautiful Grieg.
Also a marching band from Bergen played.
And of course there was cake in the shape of the Norwegian flag.