My celebration started with meeting up with the children’s parade in central Oslo.
All in all 111 schools in the city participate in the parade, and they walk through the central part of the city, passing by the parliament where they are greeted by the parliament president, and then they walk to the castle where they greet the royal family.
I walked through the grounds of the medieval castle/fortress – where I ran into a group of “russ”, graduating high school students (I hope May Britt’s daughter isn't among these) – they looked like they had had a rough night.
I went down to The Town Hall and my friends met up with me at the pier...
...and we took the ferry out to the museum. This picture is the view from the ferry back to the city. The two towers are The Town Hall.
Unfortunately we missed some of the arrangements at the museum, but we still got to enjoy the atmosphere.
At two o’clock we went to service at the medieval stave church which is a part of the museum. The church was built c. 1200 at Gol and moved to the museum late in the 19th century. The service was lovely, with psalms and the national anthem, and a choir singing a medieval chant.
This is me outside the church in my “bunad” (national costume).
From the museum we walked down towards the King’s farm – neighbour to the museum – and in the field we held our pick-nick with loads of goodies! I was so full that I had trouble breathing at one point *lol*
Ending my picture show with an idyllic shot of the walk we had back to the buss home…