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Norway Culture 101 - The Culture of Norway Illustrated

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The Traditional Dress of Norway: Bunad
The traditional Bunad costume in Norway.

The traditional Bunad costume in Norway.

N. Bundt / Innovation Norway
The traditional, national costume of Norway is called Bunad, an elaborate costume dating back to the 1800s with lots of embroidery and jewelry, in approximately 200 variations by region.

It is part of Norway's culture to wear the Bunad as the Norwegian folk dress for folk dancing, at official celebrations, weddings, and especially on May 17 which is Constitution Day in Norway.

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