Norwegian Patriot

sindrelf norway

17th of May, 2005

Yesterday was the Norwegian Constitution Day, so I figured I would write a bit about how I feel about Norway.

17th of may

17th of May, 2011

While not being very vocal about it, I do feel patriotic about Norway.

And to be clear, when I say patriotic, that is what I mean, not nationalistic. I do not think Norway or Norwegians are inherently any better than any other nation or their people.

I am simply proud of many aspects of Norway, and welcome anyone who would wish to move or visit here.

17 may

17th of May, 2015

I am proud of our nature, our cities, our foodour traditional food, our painters, our diversity, our traditions, our celebrations, and a lot of other things I have not written about yet.

 

I am also proud that Norway is quite good at taking care of our citizens, and that even most of our right-wing politicians would be viewed as left-leaning by Americans.

This could always be better. Like many countries, we could spare more money for health care, particularly to elder care.

Floyen-in-Bergen-Norway

But even with all of these reasons for being proud of my country, I fully understand that the biggest reason is that I was born here.

Can’t beat monkey group-dynamics!

 

11 thoughts on “Norwegian Patriot

    • You should take them on holiday here some time 🙂
      I’ve heard there are some nice cruises going in and out of the fjords, as an example.

  1. It is good to be patriotic for your country. I have lived in the U.S. for almost 52 years and not become a citizen. I guess a part of me is still Canadian, even though I only lived there for the first 10 years of my life.

      • I agree with you on that Sindre. I just watched the royal wedding … the third in my lifetime. I have to admit I misted up hearing “God Save the Queen” after the wedding was over. For this morning I was a Brit enjoying the pomp and circumstance which was aplenty.

          • I figured I’d seen the other ones, so should watch this as well. I do like the pomp and pageantry of the Royal weddings. They had a good day for it, unlike our weather – we’ve had rolling thunderstorms all day long and torrential rain.

Leave a Reply