My Version of the Norwegian Constitution Day

Children’s parades, marching bands, traditional costumes, and ice cream. A lot of ice cream. The celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day is a party like no other.
– Visit Norway

Yesterday was the Norwegian Constitution Day, and we wanted to try to celebrate like true Norwegians. My family and I have never been the type of family to celebrate this day, but since we were all free this year we decided to put in some effort and make it a memorable day. The reason we haven’t celebrated before, is because we owned the most popular restaurant in my city – therefore May 17 have always been a working day for all of us.

In Norway we have this meal called a Champagne Breakfast, which is basically a breakfast where we drink champagne. My mom and I stood for the cooking and we made all kinds of traditional finger foods. Because of the current Corona situation most of the traditions in Norway fell through, but we made the best of it.

We had delicious asparagus with hollandaise sauce, fresh bread with aïoli, meatballs with home-made tomato sauce – it was truly a tasty feast. Normally Norwegians serve scrambled eggs, but I wanted to try something different – so I made deviled eggs. I have seen deviled eggs in many old American movies, and I finally got to try them! They were absolutely delicious, definitely making them again.

After the Champagne Breakfast, we enjoyed some cake that my mother made. Sadly I forgot to take a picture, but it was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. The rest of the day we spent on a cafe downtown with some wine and drinks.

Here’s my outfit and a close up of my makeup and hair 🙂

Even with all the traditions that fell through – like the children’s parade and marching parades – it was very nice day. I am always so grateful that my family and I have the possibility to gather and enjoy good food together.

x Alex


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