May 18, 2019

17th of May Celebration in Norway 2019

Spring Season in Norway is unpredictable so now I understand why they really go out if the sun is out. Last April, the temperature already hit 20C but starting April 30, the weather is not good. It’s been two weeks of snow, rain and cloudy weather. And because of that, we’re lazy to go out because it is so cold. So I was really happy that we had good weather last Friday.

It was the 17th of May here in Norway and it is a big event for Norwegians, so rain or shine they really celebrate their National Day. This is my third time celebrating the 17th of May in Norway and fortunately, it is always good weather. We were watching the National Day celebration on TV and it is nice to see how they celebrate the 17th of May in and out of Norway. I already blogged about that two years ago, you can check it here.

This year, we watched the Children's Parade at the Sentrum. There are children's parades everywhere and the largest is in Oslo, 60,000 people will parade. The parade in Ørland lasted for 15 minutes only.

My mom prepared turkey, salad and pavlova for our middag (dinner). When we visited my aunt last Easter Monday, they prepared a turkey and it was so big that I can’t even finish the turkey wings. But last Friday, my mom cooked turkey fillet. So nakakabili naman pala ng hindi buong turkey, parang 1/4 lang ito and kasing laki ng 1 whole chicken. But still, we were not able to finish it kahit 4 na kami kumain.

Of course, the meal won’t be complete without Pavlova. It is a combination of meringue, vanilla cream, and fresh fruits. You need to bake the meringue in advance kasi hindi pwedeng mainit pag nilagay ang cream kasi magmelt. I love this cake, simple but yummy.

Read: Pavlova for 17th of May
Pavlova video 


After dinner, we just rest for a while, and off we went to Bruholmen. We are taking advantage of the good weather at minsan lang yan. It is one of the recreation areas here in Ørland Norway and a few minute's walk from my mom’s place. This is also the view of our window room. It is so near so it is impossible not to visit every vacation namin sa Norway. I already blogged about this place, here and here. You can also read the different places that you can visit in Ørland Kommune for free.

Read: 12 Places to Visit in Ørland Norway for Free

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