17. Mai: Trondheim’s Day

Trondheim’s 17. mai. These are general pictures, most by Ted with the fancy camera. We tried to capture the beautiful bunads, both women’s and men’s, the number and breadth of people celebrating, and the civil spirit.

I appreciate a country that celebrates its Constitution Day, celebrating the society that they formed and continue together, like a wedding anniversary. There is also something special about a holiday where people dress in their best and bring their best selves to celebrate their common good. The buses were crammed full of people, the streets and cafes overflowing, with good cheer and smiles.

There are small rests throughout the day and socializing with different parts of your community: the school, the civic clubs, your family and friends. There is a national pride, but not an exclusionary one. Everyone is invited and included. It’s hygge og hjemme, cozy and home, on a national scale.

We will do this one as a gallery, in no particular order, just click a picture to click through them full size. Then enjoy the details.

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.
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