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National Day of Norway (Holyday in Norway)
May 17 is Norway's national day. On this day in 1814, the members of the Riksforsamlingen at Eidsvoll agreed on the final version of the country's constitution. The assembly then unanimously elected the regent, Prince Christian Frederik, king of an independent Norway. The constitution is in the text dated 17 May, but was only signed and sealed the next day, 18 May.
This started a short period for Norway as an independent state, before the country af ...