|Bergen city center (17 May 2023)|
|Bergen city center (17 May 2023)|
Bergen celebrates Norway's National Day with one of Norway's largest parades through the city centre as well as a series of celebrations in and around Bergen.
A unique feature in Bergen is the city's many traditional and special "Buekorps" - the traditional drummer brigades.
In addition to the Norwegian flags, people typically wear red, white and blue ribbons. Norwegians wear traditional outfits, called bunad.
The graduating class from the Norwegian equivalent of high school - known as russ - is also a big part of the celebrations. You'll see them wearing special red or blu overalls and generally being a lively addition to the parades and festivities.
The Morning parade: Starts at Dreggen at 07:00
The first parade takes place already at 7:00 from Dreggen, with a salute, our national anthem and of course the Bergen song. The Morning parade ends with a speech at the Festival Square.
The main parade: Departure from Koengen approx at 10:15
As the name says, the main parade is one of the biggest events on 17th of May. It involves the city's "associations, corporations and government agencies." The parade ends at Festplassen Square.
The Flag parade: Starts at the Festplassen Square at 10:40
The Flag parade starts from different schools and march to the gathering at Festival Square. The route goes through the center and pass the main parade and ends at Torgalmenningen. The Flag parade is the children's parade! The parade ends at Koengen.
Fireworks round off the day at Festplassen at 23:15
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