The 8th of May marks the birth of the founder of the Red Cross so its marked as International Red Cross Red Crescent Day. National Society across the globe celebrate and this year the theme was #ourprincipleinaction hence why all the delegates wrote a blog about the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent. this year the Norwegian Red Cross celebrates 150years of Humanitarian work.
We in the Oslo Red Cross celebrated with three different groups, first the youth followed by IHL (international humanitarian law) group then the twinning group (child welfare program).
In celebration with the youth, we visited the University College in Oslo. We had a stand around the reception area where we had some cake and chocolate. We celebrated with PRESS PAUS, which is this year’s youth champagne. It means take a break you are good enough, emphasizing that people do not have to stress about being perfect so they need to relax a bit. At the stand we were joined by the Norwegian Red Cross President and National Youth leader.
The other celebrations we with the IHL where we had a stand near the parliament, had some fruits, chocolate, coffee and coffee vouches. In giving, those people also got a nice massage to share with a friend and maybe even write something nice.
The last one was with the twinning group where we went to the park, had a stand next to the kids play ground, we had some candies, Russian chocolates and gifts, we had some papers and pen so that they could draw on as well. We ended up helping parents find their kids and kids looking for their parents in our stand, that just shows how well known and trusted the Red Cross is.