June 7th marks the 112th anniversary of the dissolution of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway, leading to the independent Norway we know today. Along with independence, the break with Sweden also gave Norway its official flag that flies to this day. To mark the occasion, June 7th is one of sixteen official flag days where all Norwegians are encouraged to raise the national flag with pride.

To learn more about the history of Norway’s many flags see our feature, Norway’s Flag: Then and Now, from the May 2011 issue of Viking.

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