Hope that you all, regardless of your own individual nationality, but of
course particularly all of you US citizens, have had have a happy 4th of
July today, or Independence Day (correct, I hope??)! The day has been
celebrated right here in Oslo, too, naturally. Our own national "4th of
July", which BTW is on the 17th of May, is called "Grunnlovsdagen", or
With my very best regards,
Inger SJ, Oslo, NO.
Thank you for that, and much belated congratulations on your own
(of course, being a relatively self-centered American, I had no idea
that's what it was called)
My country isn't perfect, by any means. I know that very well - but
it's the only one I've got.
Off to work (yes on a holiday) then to see the Fireworks.
Just a translation for you:
Grunnlov = Constitution.
Dag = Day.
Included the "s", it should really be:
Grunnlovsdagen = Constitution`s Day, or the Day of the Constitution.
It is very similar to your own Independence Day in many ways, and each
spring heavily celebrated all throughout our small nation of only 4,5
million, living very widespread on a rather large surface (for Europe, that
is) of 323.000 square kilometers, and with a lot of healthy patriotism and
flag-waving, just like your ID. Our respective national flag colors are BTW
exactly the same, red, white, and blue, just like many other countries,
like for instance the UK, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia/Montenegro (formerly known as
Yugoslavia), Russia, Liberia etc. etc. These three particular flag colors
in a combination with each other (a red, white and blue tricolor) are very
common, probably the most common flag colors in the world today.
Again, my very best regards to all of you for the rest of the summer from
Inger SJ, NO.
I'm sure it is, but since I'm feeling pedantic: July 4 does not
commemorate the ratification of the US Constitution, but the writing of
the Declaration of Independence in 1776, thirteen years before the
actual formation of the United States as such.
Obviously I know that.................. You seemed to have missed my point
here. I did not mean the formal background of the two days, but the way they
are celebrated, with fireworks, flag-waving, a lot of (harmless) patriotism,
etc. etc. And BTW, last night, around 4 AM local time here, British TV
channel Sky News, which I have on cable, broadcasted live from the fireworks
in NYC, celebrating ID, at around 10 PM local time there. We here are at
present six hours ahead of NYC local time, US Eastern time?? The time
locally here just now is around 5.20 PM, that should equal around 11.20 AM
Inger SJ, Oslo, NO.
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