Today is Liberation Day in Norway. It’s not celebrated as much as our Constitutional Day, 17th of May. But this year it’s the 70 year anniversary for the end of the Germans 5 year-long occupation of Norway during World War 2. It’s a good feeling seeing the flags waving in the wind knowing how lucky most of us are that has never had war in our country in our lifetime. It’s a good day for remembering what was done and sacrificed so that we could grow up in a peaceful and free country. We should never forget those who fought bravely for our freedom. In 2010 it was decided that 8.mai would also be Norway’s veteran day, so it is truly a day for honoring our veterans both those from the 2 world war and those that have been in UN service and other International operations.
In general there are many days in May that are special in their sort of way, Labour day, Liberation day, Constitution day, Ascension day and such. 8. of May often comes a bit in the shadow, not being a bank holiday. But it is still important and with the jubilee and all it has not gone unnoticed.
So happy Liberation day to you all and may you all have a nice weekend!