3 years ago

17 May, 2015

Botanic Bar

Organised by:
Norwegian Students (NorSK)

Hurra for Norge!!!

Each and every year comes the greatest day of all, no day is as bright and glorious as this particular day! In every knock and corner of the world, Norwegians will gather to celebrate and cherish the marvellous day that is the 17th of May, the day that the Norwegian Constitution was signed, all the way back in 1814.

NorSK Student Organisation invites you to join our celebration of this wonderful day, Sunday the 17th of May! This is in fact usually the largest celebration of this day in the southern hemisphere, and people are traveling from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, NSW and rural QLD just to join us!

Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating the 17th of May, regardless of nationality or student status, and the event is free. The day will consist of a police escorted parade through the CBD, food, drinks, a raffle with some great prizes, entertainment and lots of fun!

Keep in mind Norwegians traditionally wear their most treasured piece of clothing - The Bunad - and will in lack of this magnificent item be dressing quite nice as a substitute. Boys, we encourage you to wear at the very minimum a nice shirt and decent pair of pants/dress shorts and closed shoes. Girls, we trust you know how to dress up nicely.

This year, the celebration will be conducted in the Botanic Bar and the area outside the bar. We will all meet up here in the morning, and there will be Norwegian flags and accessories for sale before the parade. We do apologise that the venue is less child-friendly than previous years, this is due to problems outside of our control. For those who want an alternative celebration after the parade, Norwegian Club of Queensland is hosting a banquet at Sofitel in the city (https://www.facebook.com/events/855023744557058/).

The exact program of the day will be posted closer to the date, but the parade will leave approximately 10.15, and return about an hour later.

If you have any enquiries or want to contribute somehow, feel free to email contact@norskstudent.net, or send us a Facebook message.