Celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day 2017

Children's parade in Yangon. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy

Happy May 17th!

Today, the Embassy celebrates the Norwegian Constitution Day together with the Norwegian community in Myanmar. The day is celebrated the traditional way at Ambassador Tone Tinnes’ residence, with a children’s parade, songs, games, and of course - Norwegian hotdogs and waffles!

On this day in 1814, Norway signed its first constitution. In Norway, the constitution is a crucial instrument for democracy. Reflecting the changes in our society, the constitution has been amended more than 200 times.

A special thanks to our Myanmar, Swedish, Danish and Finnish colleagues at the Nordic House in Yangon, who came out to greet us during the parade!