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Culture Arts & Living


The Rafto Prize to Yanar Mohammed

The Rafto Prize for 2016 is awarded to the human rights campaigner and leader of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Yanar Mohammed (55), for her work on behalf of women and minorities in war-torn Iraq.

Norway's finest poem

Norwegian state broadcaster NRK recently asked its listeners/viewers to select "Norway's finest poem through the ages".

Sami National Day celebrated

Saturday, February 6th is celebrated as the indigenous Sami People's Day in Norway and other Scandinavian countries. The day is official flag day in Norway, and the Sami flag is flown on all official buildings. 

Happy birthday, Norway!

May 17th, is Norway's National Day. It is celebrated all across the nation, from the largest community to the smallest, with parades, bands, flags, national costumes, festival services and festivities with everyone taking part, marking the day in 1814, when Norway adopted its new Constitution.

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