Constitution Day, Norway’s National Day, is an event with strong traditions for celebration. On Sunday May 13, the day was marked at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Houston, and this event was aimed primarily at Norwegians living in Houston, and their relatives. Thursday May 17 however, the Consul General invited to his home mostly members of the Consular Corps to celebrate this very special day in the Norwegian calendar.
More than 30 nationalities gathered at the Consul General’s house, giving the event an international and a culturally rich streak. Furthermore, the US State Department and the City of Houston were represented, along with the CEOs of the five major Norwegian companies Statoil, Aker Solutions Inc., Kongsberg Maritime Inc., DNB and DNV were present. Champagne was served together with Norwegian salmon prepared in various ways, kindly sponsored by Marine Harvest and DNB.