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May 17 is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated everywhere in Norway - Photo: Terje Borud - Visitnorway.com
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May 17 is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated everywhere in Norway Photo: Terje Borud - Visitnorway.com

Come Celebrate the Norwegian Constitution

In 2014 the Norwegian constitution is 200 years old, and the occasion is celebrated all over the country.

Kvartertekster, 1 January - 31 December

The project "Kvartertekster" is giving twelve playwrights free rein to each write a 15-minute text on freedom of speech and the Norwegian constitution. The results will be performed on stage all over the country.

Nasjonale Montasjer, 30 January - 5 September

The paintings, literature and music of romantic nationalism have helped form our notion of a national community. The National Library in Oslo celebrates the Norwegian constitution by digitally exhibiting 200 pictures from the period of 1814 - 2014.

Grip Friheten! Take Liberty!, Oslo, 11 April - 10 August

On April 11, the Museum of Contemporary Art opens the international group exhibition called "Grip friheten! Take Liberty!" which forms part of the Bicentenary of the Constitution. It consists of artworks with democracy, national identity and personal freedom as the central themes. There are also other Bicentenary exhibitions at the National Gallery.

Constitution educational cruise 2014, 14 May - 7 June

The world's oldest schooner still sailing, the Anna Rogde, will set sail from Hammerfest on May 14 and arrive Eidsvoll on June 7. On her educational cruise south along the Norwegian coast she will stop frequently to admit visitors and tell about Norwegian history, democracy and thoughts for the future.

Europe Week 2014, Sandefjord, 15 - 22 July

Repeating the regatta that was held at the constitution's centenary in 1914, His Majesty King Harald is chairman of the committee. A keen and able sailor himself, he will also participate in the regatta. Europe Week 2014 starts July 15 in Sandefjord.

The Convention of Moss, Moss, 14 August

The peace treaty ending the last war between Norway and Sweden was signed on August 14 1814 in Moss. On August 14 2014, this signing, since known as the Convention of Moss, is commemorated by the Moss municipality.

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Thursday evening in the building, Eidsvoll, 20 February - 25 September

Experience the building where the constitution was debated, written and signed 200 years ago, and learn how it was recently restored to its former glory in preparation for the celebrations. Thursdays only.

Exhibition: "1814 - officially and backstage", Oslo, 27 March - 15 November

An exhibition of some of the original documents that led to the constitution, such as the first draft of the constitution and the Kiel Treaty where Norway was officially given to Sweden as war compensation.

How did the Eidsvoll representatives live?, Eidsvoll, 1 May - 31 October

In 1814, living quarters for 112 representatives had to be found within a reasonable distance from the Eidsvoll building. Farms large and small had to be used, and have for this exhibition been furnished like they were 200 years ago.

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Last updated:  2014-05-28

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May 17 is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated everywhere in Norway - Photo: Terje Borud - Visitnorway.com

Come Celebrate the Norwegian Constitution

In 2014 the Norwegian constitution is 200 years old, and the occasion is celebrated all over the country.

Come Celebrate the Norwegian Constitution

Source: Visitnorway

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