Sights and sounds of the 17th of May

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SEE THE VIDEO: The 17th of May in Norway’s northern city of Kirkenes offered some refreshing differences from the country’s larger celebrations in cities like Oslo or Bergen. Its children’s parade marched through residential areas instead of the city center, for example, and it was extra colourful with all the Sami celebrants wearing their formal dress. Much of the band music was the same though, as was the pride of people from north to south, celebrating their constitution and their country.

17th of May in Kirkenes from on Vimeo. staff