Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I Wore - {Norwegian} Graduation Edition




I can't believe it's already been 4 weeks since I graduated high school! This was a huge accomplishment for me. First of all because I've graduated high school!!! And because I've been sick a lot which has meant that I've missed out on a lot of school. I've been really worried about passing my exams and worried about catching up on everything. But I did it! And I couldn't be prouder because I passed with flying colours! I actually got As on all my written exams!!! :D

I thought I would share some pictures of what I wore to my high school graduation. In Norway we don't wear the typical graduation robes and hats people in the US wear. We wear our national costume or, if you don't have the national costume, you wear a pretty dress or suit (if you're a guy). I wore my national costume which is from the region I live in, Sør-Trøndelag. I got my costume for my confirmation when I was 15 and I love it! It's really beautiful. Each part of Norway has a unique national costume, and you have a costume from the region you're from.

The national costume has lots of different parts to it. We have a purse, 2 brooches, earrings, shoes, a vest, skirt, shirt, apron - even pantyhose to match! And each costume is hand made for you!! So each costume is your unique piece - which makes it even more special.

Take a look...





The vest, skirt and apron are all wool.. so it gets pretty hot (I was pretty hot sweaty when I got on stage to get my rose...)! But the good thing is that you don't need a jacket, at least not during summer ;)

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xx Katrine

8 comments:

Cassi Brightforest said...

Congrats on graduating. What a great tradition in wearing the costume.

Be Thou My Vision said...

I really like like your bunad! :) The colours are very pretty together, and it is such a festive outfit. :)

Once again, congrats on your graduation! :) <3

Love ya,
Jo

Katrine said...

Hello Cassi! :)
Thanks for stopping by! And thank you! :) Yes, it's a lovely tradition :)

Katrine

Katrine said...

Thank you, Jo!!! I really like it too ;)
Thanks.. I love the colour of it too!!!

And thank you once again! Sorry I haven't gotten round to replying to your e-mail yet, but I will soon ;) And thank you so much for the lovely e-card. It really made me happy :)

Love ya too <3
Katrine :)

Be Thou My Vision said...

I don't mind and I totally understand when others don't have as much time as me to socialize. :)

I am glad you like the e-card! :) <3

Love,
Jo

Anonymous said...

So cool! I wish we had a national costume! Thanks for sharing.
Kat

Ester Durães said...

congratulations on graduating!! :)

Drawing Dreaming

Katrine said...

Thanks to all of you!
<3 ;D

Katrine

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