tl;dr: 205 years ago Denmark peaced out after being allied with Napoleon, and gave Norway to Sweden in January, 1814. We, however, quickly put together a congress and made our very own constitution, ratified on the 17th of May, 1814! We even elected some Danish prince as our king and declared independence! Addendum: Sweden wasn't very happy with this, which resulted in a tiny, 14-day war in July-August that same year. With Sweden and the UK vs us, we conceded, and accepted the Swedish king as our king, and we entered a union with Sweden. However, we still had our own constitution and our own parliament, and bit by bit we legislated away until we held a referendum for independence in 1905. 95%+ of people voted for independence. So we also have an independence day – and a liberation day after WW2 – but they are both completely overshadowed by today. Conclusion: Hipp hipp hurra for Norge, og gratulerer med dagen alle nordmenn!