Just like every country has its own way of celebrating its National days, in Norway, Norwegian Constitution Day is a huge deal! Whilst many countries celebrate their national day with a military parade, Norway’s 17 May (Syttende Mai) is more of a party for everyone, especially the children. Before they take to the streets, many will gather for a 17 May breakfast – often a potluck with friends and neighbors – with freshly baked bread, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, and for the grown-ups, champagne!
Even though we may not be in Norway to celebrate this big day, Nordic Intent sure knows how to celebrate the day, while keeping in mind the customs and rituals of our partners and clients. So while the Norwegians feasted on this big day with their family and friends, Nordic Intent celebrated by hosting a fun activity/competition for all the companies under its umbrella.
Each company made a group of 6 to form a team and assembled at the given time very enthusiastically. Each team had to prepare something that symbolized or represented Norway, with the following materials given to them.
Each group was given the same materials, namely:
- White, Blue and Red Poster Colors
- White, Blue and Red Color Papers
- Liquid Glue
- Blue and Red Plasticine
- A Paint Brush + some toothpicks
The participants had to complete this task within 45 mins and the usage of phones was permitted to carry out any research. The fun activity started out with a 15 min break, where one member from each team was allowed to go anywhere, and collect more items they would require to create their masterpiece. Each team participated in the group activity whole-heartedly and all their final artwork was one different than the other.
The teams were judged and reviewed by Caroline and Renata, our local Norwegians. They judged the participants not just on their hard work, but also on their knowledge of their symbolic representation of Norway.
After the final points were calculated, Boot Camp bagged the first place, followed by Fat Hamster Studios, after which everyone called it a day.
Check out the Nordic Intent blog, to see more of how Nordic Intent has fun activities throughout the year.