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Youngest children banned from 17th May. Norway’s National Day 17th May parade usually involves children from schools and kindergartens but this could now change for those in Grimstad. In anticipation of a population growth, organisers have taken the decision to exclude the youngest from taking part as it causes congestion and waiting. 17th May committee leader Ole Dag Svebak told NRK, “We have received comments for several years that the parade should be more compact and gathered, rather than dispersing underway.”

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Youngest children banned from 17th May

Published on Monday, 20th February, 2012 at 09:45 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norway’s National Day 17th May parade usually involves children from schools and kindergartens but this could now change for those in Grimstad.

17 May 2009 Children's parade, Oslo
17 May 2009 Children's parade, Oslo
Photo: Jess Chandler


In anticipation of a population growth, organisers have taken the decision to exclude the youngest from taking part as it causes congestion and waiting.

17th May committee leader Ole Dag Svebak told NRK, “We have received comments for several years that the parade should be more compact and gathered, rather than dispersing underway.”

According to him, the decision was taken following several meetings involving parents, teachers, and Agder university staff.

Grimstad kindergarten’s (barnehage) Sissel Nytun welcomes the decision, as children can become quite tired during the parade. She also suggests they can have a proper parade on the 16th instead.

“They start full of energy but gradually slow down, leading to gaps in the parade. I know most kindergartens here have a real celebration the day before, and it is a day children really look forward to.”



Published on Monday, 20th February, 2012 at 09:45 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norway17mayparades, kindergartenparade17may.





  
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