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The Stiklestad open air theater with seats for at least 5500 of Norwegian size and sociability. This theater exists essentially for 'The Play about Olaf the Holy' (i.e. St. Olaf) that has taken place every 29 July (St. Olaf's Day, 'Olsok' in Norwegian) since 1954. Olaf Haraldson fell in the battle of Stiklestad that day in 1030. The next year he was declared holy and this helped reach his (and other's) goals: to assemble the somewhat fragmented country and to make it Christian.
(2009-10-21)


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Norway