For many Norwegians, the National Day is all about gathering people for a long, delicious breakfast. Here is what you need to make the meal unforgettable.

Norway’s Constitution Day is celebrated all over the world and is a day filled with fun activities. On this day, many Norwegians invite family and friends for a traditional breakfast starting in the early morning.

The food can be bought in advance and prepared the day before. On 17 of May, you set everything out on the buffet table and let people help themselves. Then you can simply enjoy the party, which will most likely go on for hours.

Here is a list of what you need for the festive feast.

  • Smoked salmon
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Cured ham
  • Good cheeses
  • Potato salad
  • Bread or bread roles
  • A green salad
  • Strawberries and fruits
  • Chocolate
  • Cake (bløtkake for instance)
  • Champagne
  • Norwegian flags
  • Happy people