Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

Traditional Norwegian costume worn by the guests of today’s wedding

at the Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate North Yorkshire

 

The bunad is a traditional Norwegian costume worn by both men and women.  It can either come from established rural traditions or have a more modern design inspired by historical patterns and cuts.  Traditionally bunads represented the family home and the area people came from but now in the modern world where moving from place to place is a necessity, Norwegians wear the bunad tradition from the place to which they have the strongest attachment.

Today the bunad is worn for celebrations and special occasions.  During the wedding season (May-June), you often see Norwegians dressed in their bunads on Saturdays walking to and from Churches.  Baptisms and Confirmations, Balls and Norwegian Constitution Day are typically bunad wearing days.

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