17 May in Oslo

Constitution Day, 17 May in Oslo

Our constitution, declaring Norway an independent nation, was signed on 17 May, 1814. Despite independence not being fully achieved until 1905, this date remains Norway's National Day, and is a national holiday.

The highlight of the day is the big children's parade, and Norwegian flags and national costumes dominate the streets. The parade inn Oslo includes some 60,000 children as well as marching bands.

What's on?

There are many family events as well as concerts and club nights on 17 May.

Events in Oslo on 17 May 

Henrik Wergeland & Grand Hotel
Henrik Wergeland & Grand Hotel
Photo: VisitOSLO/Rolf Thoresen

What's open?

Click on the name to see the opening hours.