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Norway's Christmas tree lights up Trafalgar Square

The traditional Norwegian Christmas tree which adorns Trafalgar Square in London each year, was lit on Thursday evening.

 

The 21m high tree, the 68th to cross the North Sea, is Oslo's gift to London and is a gesture of gratitude from Norway to the people of Great Britain who gave valuable assistance to the Norwegian people and its King and government-in-exile in London during the second World War.

The tree is decorated in the traditional Norwegian way with 500 white lights, which were lit by Oslo city council leader Stian Berger Røysland on the 4th of December. The 30-minutes long lighting ceremony on Trafalgar Square draws a large audience each year.

(NRK/Norway Post)

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