Saturday, May 17, 2014

National Day of the North

A year ago today, I was in the capital of my favorite Scandinavian country for their National Day.

The school children march through the city, bearing flags.  I don't think I've ever seen so many flags.

As a costumer, I was particularly happy to see people wearing national dress, representing the different regions of the country.

When people are wearing matching clothing, they are from the same part of the country, or even from the same family.

Those groups wearing outfits that don't match are often school friends who met at university in the capital.

Everyone was very happy to pose and show off their finery.

In this last image, I wasn't fast enough with my camera and missed the moment when the monks were posing with the girls and the soldiers were posing with the monks.

Beautiful day.  Gratulerer med dagen, syttende mai!

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