17. Mai i Mongolia

For fyrste gong har eg feira bursdag, julaftan og 17. Mai utanfor Noreg. Kvar feiring har vore spesiell for meg, sist ut i rekka e nasjonaldagen.

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Fyrst gjekk vi i tog rundt tomta vår, før vi hadde ymse leikar, som potetløp..
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og tautrekking (meg mot barna på siste bildet, feige lag)

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Og mat som høyrer med. I tillegg til oss norske utsendingar, kom det óg ei ung norsk kvinne busatt to timar utanfor Ulaanbaatar, gift med ein mongolsk mann. Det var veldig flott å feire nasjonaldagen saman med dei og dei ansatte i NLM. Det gjer ekstra inntrykk å feire vårt under vårt eget flagg når vi er midlertidleg busatt i eit land der dei grunleggjande friheitane vi er oppvoksne med, ikkje nødvendigvis gjer seg gjeldande i same grad her.

Desto betre å kunne feire 200 år med eigen grunnlov og over 100 år som sjølvstendig land.

Gud signe vårt dyre fedreland!

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There is a first time for everything. Having celebrated my birthday, Christmas Eve and May 17th abroad, I know all about it. Each celebration has been special for me, and the last in the line was our national day.

At first we marched in a parade around our property before we had various competitions, like potato race and tug war (me against the children on the last picture)

And of course the food which belongs to the celebration. In addition to us Norwegians working at NLM, a young Norwegian woman who have settled down two hours outside of Ulaanbaatar, married to a Mongolian man, also joined us in celebration. It was really great to celebrate Independence Day together with them and the staff at NLM. It clearly makes an extra impression to celebrate under our own flag when we are currently living in a country where the freedom and rights we are used with, not necessarily emerge to the same extent here.

Even better then to celebrate 200 years of our own Constitution and over 100 years as an independent country.

God bless our precious native land!

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