17th of May, Bergen
The parade taking place on the 17th of May is a must-see for sure! It begins with boys playing drums (the sound spreads all over the city), you can watch interesting national costumes (I liked especially the men socks), old cars and at the end representatives from different sports and other activities participate in the parade. They show different things like skating, gymnastics, etc. It is very interesting and funny to sea. When you come to the parade, do not stand in front of the main square, try some smaller street where you will be not in a crowd and be able to see more.
The 17th of May is a big day in Norway. It is Norway’s National Holliday were the Norwegians celebrate the signing of the constitution in 1814. It is a day with processions and festivities and the Norwegians are on the streets marching and waving flags. This is also the day that is best to observe the National costumes, as all Norwegians that own a costume will be wearing it. The costumes vary from district to district.