The 17th May Committee in Singapore seeks new members

This is how the celebrations look in Norway. Photo: Evelin Augustafson

This is how the celebrations look in Norway. Photo: Evelin Augustafson

People who want to help organize the celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day 17th of May now have the chance to become a part of the 17th May Committee in Singapore.

Every year the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814 is marked with a flag waving parade, the wearing of national costumes and singing of national songs. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom and even though Singapore is a far away from Scandinavia, Norwegian expats have turned the 17th May celebrations into a yearly event.

The committee has monthly meetings and apart from volunteers it is made up by representatives from the Norwegian Seamen’s Church, the Norwegian School and Norwegian Business Association.

If you are interested you can read more here or contact Helene Hostad Tønnessen from the Seamens’ Church, on mail hht@sjomannskirken.no or at her phone +65 9674 7718.

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