Today, 17.May is Norwegian National Day, which is usually celebrate by speeches, parades and music by braze bands all over Norway and wherever in the world Norwegians live, incl, in USA.
This year the celebration is a bit different due to pandemic restrictions (2nd year) but that doesn’t stop people from finding other ways to celebrate.
Many places the street parades are replaced by boat parades and/or car parades.
Here in Ålesund it is obviously most natural with a boat parade through the narrow Brosundet, passing through the middle of town and proceeding into Borgundfjorden:
An Aalesund ship send greeting from Taiwan:
The crew of the Grand Canyon II send congratulations on the day. It is celebrated in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
View from one of the boats in the parade:
Passing by our house:
Front of the parade with the Storeggen Af Aalesund and SAR Idar Ulstein leading.
Shetland Bus Heland was in the parade: