Speech at 17th of May Celebration 2018
The following speech was given by Ambassador Jon Hanssen-Bauer at the celebration of 17th of May, the Norwegian Constitution Day
Successes for Norwegian literature in Israel
- I am delighted to learn that the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård is named 2017 Laureate for the Jerusalem Prize in Literature, says the Norwegian Ambassador Jon Hanssen-Bauer. - I congratulate him with this honor and wish him much success in his future work.
Cultures enriching each other
Norwegian-Israeli cultural relations are strong with an increased interest in cooperation from both sides.
17th of May and the children’s parade
This tradition was introduced by King Haakon in 1906, and today the 17th of May and the children’s parade are virtually synonymous.
Christmas in Norway
Christmas is one of the most traditional festivals in Norway, and the main celebration is on Christmas Eve, 24 December.