Today is the day when Norway yelled a big fat Screw You! to Denmark and Sweden and got his own constitution.
No country celebrates its independent day like Norway. You Americans may think you do a pretty good job a celebrating yours, but youve got nothing on Norway. This is what May 17 looks like in the land of the midnight sun [link]
Lots of flags and national costumes.
Like my Norwegian co-worker ones said, You stand around in your national costume that is way too hot and sings songs louder than you would ever dare on a normal day, and yet you feel so proud
The Danish radio station I listen to at work celebrated it by playing Norwegian music all morning.
PS: Yes, that cake does indeed taste like fish, because that is how Sweden makes food. Norway loved it, and Denmark just ate buns.