Queen Sonja: – Skeptical of Southerners

Queen Sonja: – Skeptical of Southerners
Queen Sonja: – Skeptical of Southerners

Queen Sonja joked about the Nordics’ characteristics during the official opening of the cultural project Bodø 2024.

– Imagine that Norway is once again the host country for a European art capital, and imagine that it is here in Bodø in Nordland. It is impressive, said Queen Sonja from the stage in Stormen cultural center when she opened the cultural project Bodø 2024.

She has royal patronage for the project. Throughout the year, over 1,000 cultural events will be held in the northern Norwegian city, which is located at 67 degrees north.

The queen then joked about the northerner’s characteristics.

– Tough, strong, directly committed and skeptical of Southerners, she said to laughter from the audience.

Earlier on Saturday, the Queen visited the Árran360˚ project, the world’s largest lavvo with the film screen along the entire inner wall. Lavvoen is one of several cultural features on the first day of Bodø’s cultural year.

The fact that Bodø is European Capital of Culture in 2024 is special because it is the first time a city north of the Arctic Circle has been awarded the title.

The Lavvo project is a combination of indigenous stories and innovative film technology, and the Queen is the first guest of honor to experience the cultural magic.

The article is in Norwegian


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