Annual music festival that took place in Oslo was inspired by one of the famous Beatles song that is Norwegian Wood. Norwegian Wood were held every mid-June in Frognerbadet, close to Frogner Park and the Vigeland park. While enjoying the midnight sun, the visitors can also enjoy rock music that brought international musicians. In the past year, Norwegian Wood presents Eric Clapton as lead singer. Judging from the thousands of tickets to the show were sold out quickly, Norwegian Wood is arguably the best annual event that is always awaited by the citizens of Oslo presence.
Norway National Day
Norway National Day is also called Norway Constitution Day or Syttende Mai and is celebrated on 17 May. The national day is celebrated to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on 17 May 1814 and declared Norway as an independent nation. Now 17 may always celebrated with great fanfare all over Norway, not least in Oslo.
Children parade was held from 10.00 involving about a hundred schools and marching bands around the city with a pass route from Karl Johans Gate towards the Royal Palace proceed to the Parliament Building and ending at City Hall. Some children’s wear bunad, the traditional Norwegian dress, and accompanied by marching bands from school, they begin to do the parade, carrying Norwegian flags along the route. Celebration held in the Royal Palace, there aka tone out of the royal palace balcony, waving to the kids who are doing the parade in the street.
In addition to the parade children, adults also dance folk dance in the street Karl Johans Gate, do not forget the row of palace guards and marching bands also join the Norwegian Independence Day. To add to the fun and spirit of nationalism, all the people who had gathered in the street Karl Johans Gate also wear bunad.
Dager Skeive or Oslo LGBT Pride Festival
Oslo is also entered into the list of LGBT friendly city because the general public can accept the LGBT community in their neighborhood. In addition to having access to restaurants, nightlife and bars are specially made for the LGBT, Oslo also has an annual festival, the Oslo LGBT Pride that has a goal to increase public acceptance of LGBT people. Oslo LGBT Pride Festival takes place every June and the end of the festival for a few days held film screenings, art festivals, concerts, parades, and debate.
Holmenkollen Ski Festival
To celebrate the love of the sport ski Oslo, annually held the ski jump competition at Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Holmenkollen Ski Festival is often referred to as the second National Day in Oslo Holmenkollen ski jump because the area is not only filled with visitors who love skiing, but also members of the kingdom.