Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebrating Norway's National Freedom Day

Some of us in Oslo (l-r Sis. Gagon, Sis. Horner, Eld. Jacobs, Sis. Hess, Sis. Wadley, Eld. Tangen, Eld. Killpack, me, and in the back ground not paying attention, Eld. Mitchell, and Eld. Arveseth)
May 18, 2016

Hello everyone!

Talk about patriotism! Yesterday was Syttende Mai, Norway's National Day. Everyone all over the country floods the streets to celebrate Norway and all of the freedoms that are enjoyed here.

Streets of Oslo

Elder Tangen and I got to drive into Oslo, the capital city to celebrate. We were out by the King's Palace and saw the streets get FILLED. Everyone was packed just about shoulder to shoulder and it was incredible. We watched the parades go by and we got to see King Harald V waving to everyone. It was so exciting seeing everyone out and about and having a great time.

More crowded streets from 17 Mai in Oslo

A couple of very traditional things to do on the 17th of May is to eat hot dogs and ice cream. And boy was there a lot of that! We had so much fun going around and seeing all of the sights and being around everyone. Everyone is so happy with each other and celebrating. I can't say that I've ever seen so much national pride in my life! It was just so awesome.
Elder Mickelson and Elder Gurr

After being in Oslo, a bunch of the missionaries, including us, went back to our mission president's home and had a barbecue (yes, there were hot dogs haha). We got to relax all day, sit and visit, and play some games. It definitely has been a highlight of my mission so far!

I hope all of you have a great week!


Eldste Mickelson
Picture from a hike on Monday (Me, Jakob, Jonathan, Elder Rolfsen)

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