Yes, today (May 17th) is Norway's birthday! *throws around the confetti* This is a day with ice cream, soda, small lotteries, kids marching to brass bands and everyone saying "happy birthday" to each other! Kinda, we say "gratulerer med dagen" with directly is translated to "congratulations with the day" and is used on every birthday ever. Norway's constitutional day included. Today it's 202 years since we got our own constitution after a long union with Denmark, which was broken after Denmark was on the wrong side of the Napolean wars and the Norwegian lands was handed over to Sweden. Since we obviously didn't like that we just wrote our own constitution and got out of the new union 89 years later. (We're also pretending that union never happened, like a nasty relationship gone wrong.) Anyways! Ice cream for all!