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Architecture

The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.

Come Celebrate the Norwegian Constitution

17 May 2014 marks the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution, and the occasion is celebrated all over the country.

Christmas in Norway

Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.

Norway's national day

17 May is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated with children's parades and festivities.

National costumes

The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.

Religion in Norway

Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.

Historical architecture

The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from «guild art».

Fortresses

The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.
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