Norwegian Symbols

Norwegian Symbols

The History of the Norwegian Flag

The flag as we know it today, was born in 1821. The colours are an inheritage from the free countries of Europe in the 19th century, like Great Britain, France as well as the United States. It's the same colours as in the tricolour, the symbol of the revolution in France. The cross is an inheritage from our Nordic neighbours, Denmark and Sweden. Later, other Nordic countries have followed in this tradition: Finnland, Iceland, the Faeroe Islands and Åland. More info: http://www.norwaves.com/norwegian-flag.html

Norwegian holidays and official flag-flying days

National Animal, Flower and Bird

What is Norway's national animal, flower and bird? Find out by visiting this site

Symbols of Norway: Milk

Milk symbolises health, the honest work on the land, the beauty of the Norwegian scenery and -- not least -- pure whiteness. In this latter respect, milk holds a position comparable to snow, and it goes without saying that an urban-minded no-nonsense capitalist like Per Hatling must fight in vain against a national totem of this magnitude. More info: follow this link



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